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Limestone County law enforcement honor fallen officers

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Limestone County law enforcement officials hosted a memorial service in Groesbeck on Friday.

The service honors those who died in the line of duty.

"Many officers go far beyond that call of duty to provide that service and they do not mind and knowing that that sacrifice may be called upon to give the ultimate and that's their life," said Limestone County Sheriff, Dennis Wilson. 

The memorial service is part of National Police Week, an annual event meant to highlight the contributions of law enforcement officials.  

Though the service was for all fallen officers in Limestone County, one, in particular, was on the minds of everyone.

State trooper Damon Allen was gunned down six months ago while making a routine traffic stop.

State troopers spoke about his time of service and his many good deeds while on the job.

"He, in my opinion, was the ultimate or would be the ultimate definition of what a law enforcement officer should be, “said Wilson.

To honor the fallen, a bell was rung.

 State troopers placed a rose on a wreath while the names of the fallen Limestone County officers were read.

"It's very important to those of us that work in law enforcement because this is our way of recognizing and remembering our brothers and sisters, “said Wilson.

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