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Eight Fallen Officers Honored at Illinois Police Memorial

May 04, 2018 - 9:54 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Eight fallen Illinois police officers were honored at this year's memorial ceremony in Springfield.

The officers remembered include Rockford's Jamie Cox, who was killed during a traffic stop in November and Illinois State Police trooper Ryan Albin who died in a highway crash last June. Governor Bruce Rauner spoke at the ceremony.

“There is no more noble profession in America than police officers. Our police officers are our heroes. To each and every officer here today, to each officer in the state of Illinois, thank you. God bless you,” he said.

The names of the fallen officers will be added to the Illinois Police memorial on the lawn of the state capitol.