Fallen law officers honored in Columbia

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - Law enforcement officials and Marion County residents gathered to remember fallen law officers this morning. An "Officer Memorial Ceremony" at the courthouse square in Columbia was in memory of 4 county officers and 4 city policemen who've died in the line of duty in the last 50 years.

The ceremony featured a wreath-laying, a 21-gun salute and the playing of Taps. Families of the fallen officers were also recognized.

5 of the fallen officers died from gunshot wounds.

3 died of heart attacks while on duty.

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