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Police remember officer on second anniversary of his death

Sunday marked two years since a Lexington Police Officer died in the line of duty.

People gathered at the Fraternal Order of Police Headquarters in Lexington to remember Officer Bryan Durman.

"I think if you ask anyone about Bryan ... they'll tell you he was a happy guy, always smiling," said Detective Jason Rothermund.

Rothermund was close to Durman because they grew up together. The bond of the badge only made them closer. On Sunday, Rothermund, fellow officers and their families focused on remembering Durman while improving another life.

"He was the first officer in 29 years to die in the line of duty here in Lexington," Rothermund said. "We just kind of want to always remember that sacrifice."

Rothermund says the FOP and Huge Jass Burgers in Lexington are gearing up for their second annual Badges and Burgers event on June 2. The money will go to cause chosen by Durman's widow.

"This year, we're giving back to one of our own whose 7-year-old son has significant medical issues," Rothermund said.

Last year's Badges and Burgers raised more than $3,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.


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