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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A fallen officer is being remembered nearly 70 years after his death.
The Indiana FOP Conference was underway Thursday afternoon. The conference recognized Jeffersonville Police Officer William Albert Drury.
The FOP says it just found out six months ago that Officer Drury had died in the line of duty back in 1945. He never received the proper recognition, but is being honored today at the conference.
He was transporting an AWOL sailor to the federal courthouse in Louisville. Police say the sailor then grabbed the officer's gun and shot him in the throat.
"The national memorial in D.C. has a wall of all the officers killed in the line of duty around the country, and we've submitted the appropriate applications to make sure that his name gets on that wall, and he's honored correctly," said Joseph Hubbard, president of the Jeffersonville Lodge 100 FOP.
Drury's two great-grandchildren and their families attended today's ceremony.