DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - Dozens of people came to honor and celebrate the lives of officers who have been killed in the line of duty, in light of National Police Week.
Attorney General and Chief Law Enforcement Officer, Steve Marshall, paid his tributes as well.
“It’s very important that we as a state and particularly here in Morgan County today honor those who given their lives and the ultimate sacrifice," Marshall said.
Marshall says he wants to be an advocate for all law enforcement across the state.
“It’s a difficult time in which those that are working in law enforcement can be able to every day put on a badge and go to work, but yet they do it, they do it without anything other than really a calling to be able to help those in the community," Marshall explained.
Morgan County Sheriff Ron Puckett says everyone in his department shows passion and dignity every day.
“All of our men and women in the sheriff’s office love what they do, they know what they do, and they do it great. For me to be able to represent them, is one of the best, highest, gracious honors," Puckett said.
Marshall says he’s working on continuing working with local law enforcement to ensure community safety and the safety of our officers.
“I think we wanna be able to continue to make sure that we know that there are enhancements for when law enforcement is attacked or when they’re harmed,” Marshall said.
Not only did the community honor local fallen officers, but also the two officers killed in Alabama this year.