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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Those that have lost their lives serving and protecting the city of Jackson were remembered Thursday morning at an annual service. In preserving the legacy of those fallen officers, the Jackson Police Department hosts a ceremony commemorating the ultimate sacrifices they made.

Dozens of the Capital City's finest looked on in reverence as a wreath of flowers was placed at the Fallen Officers Memorial in front of police headquarters.  Families of fallen officers also placed roses at the memorial.

It provides families an opportunity to honor the service their loved ones' provided the community. Yolanda Catchings, placed a rose at the memorial, remembering her husband Thomas Catchings, Sr., who was killed in the line of duty in 2005.

"It shows my respect to him, my husband, to my family and to all the other families that have lost loved ones," Catchings said.  "It's definitely a sacrifice that they made with their lives."

Friends and family of Officer Glen Agee were also on hand for the tribute. We spoke with the mother of Agee's 1-year-old daughter, Chaney, Courtnie Thomas.

"It's been a hard time, but with the grace of God we've been strong, sticking together and we're taking it day-by-day," Thomas shared. "We have Chaney here to constantly remind us. We know he's gone to a better place."

Agee was killed while on the job last August and became the 14th name added to the Fallen Officers Memorial. In addition to the service an appreciation luncheon was held at the Mississippi Trademart. 

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