Officers from around the country, family members and friends paid homage Monday night to those who last year paid the ultimate price.
The 25th Annual Candlelight Vigil took place at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. 120 law enforcement officers went to work one day last year and never made it home.
Two were D.C.-area police officers: Chris Yung, a Prince William County motorcycle officer, and Adrian Morris, an officer from Prince George's County. They both died in vehicle crashes.
Yung's father, Edward, visited the memorial wall to see where his son's name was etched.
"It just brings back all the memories of him,” he said. “He was a great kid, a great son. I miss him."
Paying tribute to Prince George's officer Adrian Morris, former colleague Julie Patterson called him "a firecracker."
“He always wanted to be a police officer … and he died doing what he wanted to do," she said.
Attorney General Eric Holder gave the keynote address at the service. He described the fallen heroes as selfless and fearless in the face of adversity.
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