Fallen Louisiana officer honored in DC

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Assistant Chief of Police Kirt Ricks, 24, of Montgomery, Louisiana, died in a wreck while serving in the line of duty September 2018. Now fellow officers and family are keeping his memory alive at National Police Week in Washington, DC.

Montgomery, Louisiana Officer Kirk Ricks died in service last September. Now his fiancée, Sidney Cunningham, and little girl, Stormi, honor his legacy in Washington, DC for National Police Week. (Source: GrayDC)

"He was a good man. He was always the kind of person to give you the shirt off the back if it was the last thing he had," said Sidney Cunningham, his fiancée.

Cunningham and their daughter, Stormi, are in the nation's capital this week as part of National Police Week services. Last year, 158 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. Those lives, and other officers who died in service over the years, are being remembered this week in DC at a national peace officers memorial service, a somber vigil and at other programs.

Anywhere from 25,000 to 40,000 attendees are expected to attend this week's services in DC to honor fallen law enforcement heroes.

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