Dozens gather at Sioux City Hall to honor fallen heroes

An annual event that never loses merit

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Honoring our fallen heroes...
 
"The one that stands between me and the crazy world that we live in... that's a hero," says Charlie Stone, police veteran.
 
...in an effort to never forget. 
 
"It's really about the families of the fallen that we want to honor, that we do not forget those names that are etched on the wall," says Woodbury County Sheriff Dave Drew. 
 
It's an event that happens every year, but never loses significance. 
 
"We hope we never have to put any more names on it, but we always will remember those that have served," says Drew. 
 
Remembering those who did the community proud and passed the baton for others to follow. 
 
"I came here feeling humbled and proud to even be invited to speak before this crowd and these law enforcement officers. To have them return a plaque to me I am deeply touched," says Stone.
 
"I feel bad about them all because I'm getting towards the end of my career and I'm not going to see a lot of these people anymore. It's really about the people that you work with. I love the job, but what makes it fun and wanting to come to work every day is the people I have around me so that's the sad part," says Police Chief Doug Young. 
 
A humbling experience for officers in the community to see such widespread support for putting themselves at risk for all of us. 

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