State and local law enforcement paid tribute to officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Monday, flags were raised to half staff in honor of the seven Wichita Falls police officers who gave their lives in the line of duty.
The service is part of Police Week, a national week John F. Kennedy designated in 1962, to pay respects to the men and women who answer the call of service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and to those who lost their lives to the call.
Families of those officers attended the ceremony and say the lost still pains them.
“Even though I was nine, even to this day I miss him. He wasn't just the police officer to the family but he was very special. He was my prince in shining armor,” said Jackie Anderson, niece of Robert Edward Fellows, who died in 1968.
So far this year, nationwide, 41 officers have lost their lives.
We remember those WFPD officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice:
Hugh Sevier Fuller – October 22, 1927
Charles Sleigh Carlisle – June 29, 1933
Robert Franklin Fennell – March 20, 1938
Russell C. Scott – November 28, 1958
Robert Edward Fellows – August 22,1968
Walter Edwin Rappolee Jr. - August 22, 1968
Walter Tommy Collins – July 25, 1989