Greenville Honors It's Police Officers

Butler County, Al. (WSFA) -- It's a dangerous job, but every day police officers and sheriff's deputies patrol the streets to keep us safe.

Today, one community wanted to show it's appreciation for a job well done by saying Thank You".

Officers with the Greenville Police Department and the Butler County Sheriff's office held their annual law enforcement memorial service Tuesday.

Family and friends came together to remember lives lost in the line of duty as well as those who put their lives on the line everyday to watch over neighborhoods and streets.

Greenville has had three officers killed in the line of duty.

The last person killed was Gary Wayne Heath in 1994.

Heath lost his life when he responded to a robbery.

Alabama's Attorney General Troy King was the guest speaker at Tuesday's event.

He told the crowd if someone does harm to an officer of the law that person should "fear the rest of us."

"They should know we will be in the courtroom, parole hearings we will be everywhere we have to hound them until justice is had," King said.

Lonzo Ingram, the police chief in Greenville explained, "It's important because they have made the ultimate sacrifice, and the least we can do is get together and call their names...and remember them for the way they lived and not they way they died."

During the service Sgt. Curtis Miller was presented with the "2007 Officer of the Year" award.

Fraternal Order of Police is holding a memorial service for those who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2007 this Thursday.

The Montgomery Police Department is holding a memorial service for its officers on Friday.