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Published: Thursday, 5/3/2012

Colleagues, officials honor 6 Ohio law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2011


LONDON, Ohio — Ohio law enforcement officers are honoring the memories of six colleagues killed in the line of duty.

Thursday's gathering at a training academy in London, west of Columbus, marks the 25th annual Ohio Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony. The attorney general's office says the event honors six Ohio officers who died in 2011.

They included Clark County sheriff's Deputy Suzanne Hopper, who was shot on New Year's Day. The other officers who died were from the Columbus, Sandusky, Stow and Uniontown police departments and the Warren County sheriff's office.

Officials also are adding six historical inductees to a memorial wall for fallen officers.

The state says 749 Ohio officers have been killed in the line of duty since 1823.

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