170 police officers who have been killed in the line of duty were honored Thursday at South Plains College in Levelland as part of the school's annual law enforcement memorial service.
Students and officers from around the South Plains gathered on the front lawn of the campus to honor the fallen officers, and the ones who serve us today.
Randy Robertson is an instructor for Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement at the school. Robertson said he felt it was significant for other officers to watch the ceremony.
"Every police officer, I think, needs to know that what they do is appreciated," Robertson said, "and that when they get up and they go out and do what they have to do every day, that there are people who appreciate it."
Snyder police officer Darrell Campbell was also honored at the ceremony. Campbell survived a near fatal gunshot wound to the head last July.
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