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Memorial service held for fallen state troopers

10:09 AM, May 16, 2013   |    comments
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol is honoring its fallen troopers this week.

In honor of National Police Week, the agency, along with the state Safety Department and Homeland Security, will have its annual memorial service at 9 a.m. Friday at the Safety Department's headquarters in Nashville.

Maj. Gen. Terry M. "Max" Haston, Tennessee's adjutant general, will be the keynote speaker.

Forty-one Tennessee troopers have died in the line of duty.

A special remembrance will also be held for the more than 19,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty across the United States.

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