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A memorial in Sioux City honors those who protect and serve our community

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

A memorial in downtown Sioux City Monday honored those who protect and serve our communities and remembered those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Sioux City police officers and Woodbury County Sheriff's deputies, along with friends and family, gathered outside of Sioux City's city hall for the 2013 law enforcement memorial.

During the ceremony, current and former members of city and county law enforcement were honored and thanked for their service.

Sheriff Dave Drew and Police Chief Doug Young also read the names of the nine officers and deputies who have been killed in the line of duty since 1919.

Drew says it's just one way to show their sacrifice has not been forgotten.

"We should always remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice, those that carried on for us freedom, and keep our communities safe," Woodbury County Sheriff Dave Drew said.

As the featured speaker, Congressman Steve King spoke about the importance of thanking those who serve us.

"These were lives that were cut short, lives that were given, the balance of their lives was given so that we could live in safety and in peace and we need to take advantage of that and be grateful to them and to the officers that are out there today," Congressman Steve King said.

We'll have more on News Channel 4 tonight at 6.

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