SPRINGFIELD Mo.- It’s a time for the country to pay tribute to the service and sacrifices of law enforcement officers Wednesday is National Peace Officers Memorial Day.
10’s of thousands of people are gathered in Washington, D.C. to honor those who paid the ulitmate sacrifice.
158 fallen officers had their names enscribed on the national monument.
Four law enforcement officers in the western district of Missouri were killed in the line of duty last year.
One of those was Greene County Deputy Aaron Roberts.
He drowned after his patrol car was swept into flooded waters.
Several Greene County Deputies and members for the honor guard took a memorial sqaud door in his memory.
They hope to get hundreds of signatures on the door to show Robert’s family the outpouring of support from around the world.
Deputy Jon Poulson of Greene County said, ” Its an intense mixture of emotions. Its pride, sorrow. You want to be strong for the families to help support them and their recovery and their greiving for them they’ve started a lifelong process. And at the same time, it helps you grieve and move on a little bit.”