Fallen Texas Officers Honored in Day of Remembrance

By Courtney Burris | cburris@krbc.tvg

Published 04/30 2014 06:26PM

Updated 05/01 2014 12:49AM

Those who are tasked with protecting our lives came together to remember their colleagues who have made the ultimate sacrifice in a remembrance ceremony for fallen Texas peace officers.

APD Officer Jeff McCoy was killed in the line of duty in 2007 and Tuesday marked the fourth anniversary of Officer Holder's tragic wreck. His wife, Annemarie Holder, credits the community for support.

"Abilene is amazing the way that they continue to show that they remember Rodney and Jeff and all of the other fallen officers- and they continue to honor them. I do not think that they will ever be forgotten and that means a lot to our family and to the McCoy family.

Rodney and Annemarie's son, Kyler, also has a lot to say about the continuous support of the community. "Its kind of a hard day to go through, but we are getting through it. Four years and one day, all of Abilene has been supporting us for all of that time and we are just really grateful for all of that."

Colleagues of Rodney's have many fond memories with the motorcycle officer that was taken too soon. "I got on the motor about a year before Rodney's wreck. I was the only one that he ever helped train. I have a lot of good memories from working with Rodney" explains Officer Tyson Kropp.

Just as Officer Holder and Officer McCoy's memories are being kept alive, we are reminded of the ultimate sacrifice that so many across the state have made.

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