WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVA) - Sunday marked the start of National Police Week and one local officer killed in the line of duty 21 years ago was added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Former Shannon Police Chief Bobby Spencer was one of 360 officers added to the memorial this year.
Spencer was shot and killed in 1997 outside the Shannon Police Department. An arrest was never made.
Sunday night U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at the memorial, which included a candlelight vigil.
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