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Lubbock troopers escort family to D.C. for National Peace OffIcer's Memorial

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The family of fallen DPS Trooper Jonathan McDonald is in Washington, D.C. to take part in the National Peace Officer's Memorial.

Local troopers escorted the family to the nation's capitol on Thursday. Laura McDonald and her daughter Kacyn are participating in events to honor and remember the husband, father, and friend they lost back in November.

Trooper McDonald died in a car accident while responding to the scene of another accident.

Sgt. Ruben Garcia says the McDonalds made a poster to leave next to Jonathan's name on the memorial. They also received a blanket made from old uniforms. Friday night, more than 20,000 people participated in a candle light vigil.

McDonald is one of 152 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2010.

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