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Faulkner Cty Remembers Fallen Officers

Service held Wednesday night.
CONWAY, AR-- A memorial service for fallen officers was held Wednesday night in Conway. Two Faulkner County law enforcement officers have died in 2013.

The event honored Conway Police Patrolman Will McGary and Faulkner County Deputy Hans Fifer. The ceremony was held at Simon Park.

"We all have to lean on each other and be strong for each other, that's what everyone is here for," said resident Amy Huff. 

Fifer passed away in April, suffering a heart attack after a training session. McGary died after being hit while directing traffic.

"We miss our brother. We are glad everyone came out to honor him but he is still gone," said Patrolman Dylan Mistrille.

Also Wednesday, McGary's name was added to the Conway Police Department's memorial, which reminds some people that those behind the badge have dangerous jobs.

"They are underappreciated and I think this show of support maybe will trigger in someone's mind that they are doing important work everyday," said resident Judy Huff.

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