Fallen Officer Ceremony pays respect to law enforcement officers in West Virginia

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Law enforcement officers make sacrifices every day.

The FBI CJIS Division held a special memorial ceremony Tuesday morning to honor fallen West Virginia law enforcement officers. 

Every 53 hours, an officer dies in the line of duty in the United States. 

In the past year, West Virginia lost one of its own. Lieutenant Aaron L. Crook, of the Bluefield Police Department died, on May 30, 2017 while in pursuit of a vehicle. 

The FBI deputy assistant director extended a message to his family and to all families of law enforcement. 

“Keep the faith. Support our law enforcement brethren that are out there every day protecting this community. They make a conscious decision to go out every day and protect us, and for that we should recognize them and support them,” said Deputy Assistant Director Rainer Drolshagen. 

Crook’s family were in attendance of the ceremony. Officer Ken Ross of the Bluefield Police Department presented Lieutenant Crook’s family with a flag in his honor. 

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