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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Honoring the fallen and remembering their sacrifice.
The Terre Haute Police Department and the Vigo County Sheriff's Office held a joint memorial service on Thursday.
It was to pay tribute to local law enforcement killed in the line of duty.
It's an annual service at the Terre Haute Police Department headquarters.
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Officers with the Terre Haute Police Department stood side-by-side with deputies from the Vigo County Sheriff's Office - remembering the sacrifice made by each and every local officer killed in the line of duty.
The names of those killed were read, followed by a 21-gun salute.
This ceremony means a lot to these departments, and to the families of the officers killed.
With this service and police week coming up next week...some have said it is like opening up wounds, as many reflect on the loss of Officer Rob Pitts, who died just over one year ago.