LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's been nearly a year since LMPD Officer Nick Rodman lost his life in the line of duty. 

Saturday, his life was remembered during a ceremony outside the Louisville Free Public Library.

Friends, family, elected officials, and library administrators gathered outside the Iroquois Branch for the unveiling of a new granite bench. 

The bench has Rodman's picture on it, and a message saying he died protecting the citizens of Louisville.

Rodman was killed in a crash last March during a police pursuit. 

Susie Kehl came up with the idea for the bench after seeing how big of an impact Rodman's family has had in law enforcement. 

"They mean a lot to everyone here," Kehl said. "Ashley and the kids, I mean everyone just wants to do what they can to help the family honor Nick."

21st District Councilman Vitalis Lanshima and Mayor Greg Fischer also spoke at the dedication.

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