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Candlelight Vigil Honors those Lost in the Line of Duty

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) - Tonight the Grand Chute Police Department held a candlelight vigil to remember the men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty in 2017.

There were multiple speakers at the vigil, these officers risked their lives or were hurt in the line of duty. 

Officer Ryan Wilson of Crandon Police Department fought for his life at a traffic stop. Officer Brian Murphy from Ashwaubenon was struck by an alleged drunk driver while directing traffic.

Chris Prochut also spoke, he is a police suicide prevention trainer and former Police Commander for the Bolingbrook, Illinois Police Department.

Chief Grep Peterson from the Grand Chute Police Department spoke to Local 5, 

"It's an honor, to be an officer, it's a privilege to serve the community. And honoring these fallen men and women are important because in this capacity as an officer, we need support, we need to be there for one another as officers."

The names read off at tonights vigil will also be added to the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C.

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