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Honors for prosecutor killed by suspected drunk driver.

By: Denny Trease
By: Denny Trease

Doug Wright, the Commonwealth's Attorney serving Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton and Robertson counties, was killed by a suspected drunk driver back in June.

Thursday, Wright was honored posthumously at the Kentucky Prosecutors' Conference in Lexington, and his family was there to share the moment.

Doug Wright's wife and children and his parents were all there to accept not one but two awards on his behalf. They watched and listened intently as Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway talked about the man they miss so much. "If the measure of a man's life is how many friends he had in the end, then Doug truly won. He served the prosecutorial system, he served his community and his church, and he served all with honor and with dedication."

Attorneys from across the state rose in unison and applauded as Doug's wife was presented his Outstanding Commonwealth's Attorney award for 2009.

Then the Commonwealth's Attorneys Association's highest honor, the Carroll Redford Award was presented to Doug's father. David Wright proudly told the audience, "Douglas was passionate about his work, and it was the best job that he thought he ever had.. He did it to the very best of his ability, and we're grateful for the contributions that he made and for the tribute you've made to his work."


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