LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The River City FOP honored the lives of officers killed in the line of duty in an annual ceremony Wednesday.

In an annual service on Wednesday, a wreath was laid at the memorial in Jefferson Square downtown. Speeches were given, and the names of the fallen officers were read out loud.

LMPD Chief Steve Conrad says the point of the service is to make sure the families know the sacrifices that these officers made will not be forgotten.

"It absolutely is a tough and dangerous job. and the men and women that come to this profession accept that. It is a risk that we hope and pray no harm comes to us, no harm comes anyone we deal with," Conrad said.

The most recent name to be etched on the memorial is that of LMPD Officer Nick Rodman. He was killed on March 28, 2017, during a police chase. His police cruiser was hit by a car driven by Wathaniel Woods, who pleaded guilty to murder last month.

Rodman's name will be added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. next week. Chief Conrad says a group of officers will be going to D.C. for the service.

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