Since the beginning the year, 45 law enforcement officers across the country have died in the line of duty. Three in our state, including the death of Detective of Allen Pearson from Lenoir County. Thursday, cities in the east remembered the lives of their fallen officers.
In Greenville, eleven officers and deputies have died in the line of duty, the most recent happened in April of 2007, when Officer Jason C. Campbell died in a traffic accident while responding to a call.
Deputies and officers from each department that lost a member of their force, held a red rose that was placed in the memorial wreath.
Thursday's, guest speaker, Brent Herron of the University of North Carolina General Administrator inspired each officer about the rewards of such a dangerous profession.