LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A fallen LMPD officer will be honored Thursday in the NASCAR truck race.

Local racer Ben Rhodes will put Officer Nick Rodman's name above his door.

Rhodes was at Roosters on Dixie Highway for a fundraiser benefiting first responders.

He says he decided to honor Rodman after meeting with the Rodman family several times. "After going out to dinner with them a few times, it was something I felt I wanted to do. The opportunity was there last time, but it never clicked in my head and I kind of felt bad for that, and after that opportunity presented itself again, it just felt right."

 

Officer Rodman was killed in the line of duty in March of last year.

Wathaniel Woods was convicted in Rodman's death. In late April, Woods pleaded guilty to several charges, including murder, possession of a handgun by a felon, assault, wanton endangerment, drug trafficking, fleeing police and DUI. Last month, he was formally sentenced to a prison term of 35 years.

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