LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Local officers came together in downtown Louisville to recognize those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The Law Enforcement Memorial Service was held Wednesday afternoon in Jefferson Memorial Park. It has been held there since a memorial was erected there in 1992.

The ceremony coincides with the national Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Larry Bush, a past president of Louisville's Fraternal Order of Police, spoke about what the memorial service means.

"Peace officers all over this country, and those whose names are etched on this memorial, have dedicated themselves to the preservation of law," Bush said. "And we stand here today in their absence to renew our dedication and assure them they did not die in vain."

Louisville FOP leaders tell us a police officer is killed in the line of duty in the U.S. every 58 hours.

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