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Hundreds march up Capitol Avenue in Frankfort in honor of first responders

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- With a Frankfort Police cruiser leading the way, hundreds of people marched up Capitol Avenue to come together in unity. 

Those involved said they gathered to honor all first responders and the communities they serve.

"We, as a community, must do everything we can to bridge the gap and end the violence."

Once at the Capitol building, everyone bowed their heads in prayer and a moment of silence. 

Those honored included officer Daniel Ellis, who was shot and killed last year in Richmond, Ky. His brother Eric came to the unity March. 

"You just appreciate people," Eric Ellis said."It's the hottest day of the year, and they're walking to support their officers and first responders."

"We need to do more of these and not wait until tragedy happens to get together like this," said Alex Payne, deputy commissioner of Kentucky State Police.

The Capitol building and governors mansion had been lit blue in honor of law enforcement. 

"I want you people to know that we are not your enemy," KSP commissioner Rick Sanders said. "And I want police to know that not everybody is out there trying to hurt you."

But in light of recent violence throughout the world, it doesn't ever get easier for one police wife.

"It's always been hard," Becky Adams said. "But it's harder now."

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