FOX 7’s Casey Claiborne is in our Nation’s Capital to honor the lives of American law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Each year the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund hosts a Candlelight Vigil to pay respects to the officers whose names were added to the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
One of those being honored tonight is Hutto Police Sgt. Christopher Kelley.
Kelley was killed in June 2015 when a suspect he was trying to arrest backed over him with a police car.
Kelley worked for the Hutto Police Department for seven years. He leaves behind a wife and two children under the age of ten.
The Vigil webcast will begin at 7pm CTS and you can watch it right here.
Last year’s webcast will be playing in the video player until the event begins tonight.
According to the United By Light website the vigil will be honoring 123 Police Officer who lost their lives in 2015.
Their website goes on to say…
“Through United By Light, anyone across the country can participate by watching the Vigil webcast and lighting a virtual candle. The Vigil webcast is free and we encourage you to invite your friends and family to join you on the evening of May 13 to watch together. If you'd like to light a candle, your donation allows you to dedicate a virtual candle with a personalized message. It's a meaningful way to thank an officer you know or recognize the service of all officers.”