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Memorial service held for fallen Kentucky law enforcement officers

Officers from around the state took some time Tuesday to honor their fallen comrades.

A memorial service was held at the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial on the Eastern Kentucky University campus in Richmond.

While the name of Officer Bryan Durman, a Lexington police officer killed just last month, was not added to the memorial Tuesday, he was still honored at the ceremony.

The ceremony also recognized 2009 as a year in which no police officers in Kentucky died in the line of duty.

The ceremony specifically honored 26 officers killed in the line of duty between 1882 and 1969, who just recently had their names added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial.

Names must be added to the national memorial before they're placed on Kentucky's Law Enforcement Memorial.

Governor Beshear spoke at today's ceremony, recognizing the sacrifice by the more than 400 men and women whose names are on the memorial.

The memorial at EKU is the only one in the state that honors all of Kentucky's fallen officers.

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