Fallen officers and families honored through city of Jacksonville memorial

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The city of Jacksonville is honoring those who lost their lives in the line of duty with a memorial service. 

The event is part of National Police Week and starts at 10 a.m. at Jacksonville City Hall.

Organizers say the entire community is welcome to attend. 

Captain Price of the Jacksonville Police Department says the memorial is an opportunity for the community to gather together as a family and show support one another. 

He also said it’s a chance to show that those who have passed away will live on forever through memory. 

“This is a very dangerous job. Any of our officers, or any officer serving right now, could have their name read at the next memorial service, we understand,” Captain Price said. “As long as we don’t forget, those officers will never be forgotten.”

This year, the service will include guest speakers from the city and will pay special tribute to those who lost their lives within the last year. 

This is just one of the many East Texas memorials going on this week to honor fallen officers. 

Captain Price said, along with support for the memorial, their police station has received a lot of home-cooked meals throughout the week, making the first responders feel very appreciated. 

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