A candle light vigil for fallen deputy Jon Michael Willis was held Thursday night- one year after he was shot and killed in the line of duty.
Candles lit downtown Snow Hill as people remembered Greene County Deputy Jon Michael Willis who was shot and killed a year ago when he responded to a domestic violence call. The man who shot Willis turned the gun on himself.
Thursday night, there were many tears from friends and community members who remembered Willis' dedication to his job. Willis' mother, Hope, says she knows many other families have received the same call.
"The night that we got the call it was my worst nightmare, and I know the parents and the wives and the sisters and the brothers they go through it too that have lost theirs," said Hope Willis.
Jon Michael Willis was 31 years old. He leaves behind 2 children. The Willis family set up a fund for fallen officers or severely injured officers and their families.