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Fallen peace officers honored in Washington, D.C.


WASHINGTON, D.C. (KTIV) - It's said that families in law enforcement aren't bound by blood, but by their dedication to the job.That dedication was on display, in Washington, D.C. as law enforcers honored their own who have fallen in the line of duty.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy declared May 15th Peace Officers Memorial Day to remember the service and sacrifice of all of our fallen officers.

Among the 101 officers, who died in the line of duty in 2013, was Rockwell City police officer Jamie Buenting, who was shot and killed in the line of duty

His widow, Mandy, was joined by members of Jamie's special Emergency Response Team, who were with Jamie when he was shot.

Vice President Joe Biden paid tribute to Buenting, and the other fallen officers, calling it the most incredible brotherhood and sisterhood I've ever been able to stand on the outskirts of.

He also acknowledged that America owes their loved ones more than this country could ever repay.

"On behalf of the president, on behalf of all my colleagues on the stage, on behalf of the American people, and that's not hyperbole, thank you and we owe you," said Vice President Joe Biden.

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