State honors fallen officers

Published 05/02 2013 04:04PM

Updated 05/02 2013 06:21PM

SPRINGFIELD -- Thursday, hundreds of police officers from around the state paid tribute to those who've lost their lives in the line of duty. The state hosts a memorial every year.

This time, they said a special farewell to State Trooper Kyle Deatherage. He was killed in November when a semi-truck hit him during a traffic stop.

Next year's ceremony will feature a bigger police memorial statue. The state says it's running out of room for names on the one currently outside the capitol.

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