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Fallen Officers Remembered in El Dorado

Union County residents show their support for law enforcement.
EL DORADO, AR (KTVE) - Every year on May 15, officers and residents in El Dorado come together to remember those killed in the line of duty, with a memorial.

This year, Officer Jimmy Yocum, was celebrated for his dedication and service to the police department.

Yocum was shot and killed in 1937, as he and other officers attempted to arrest two robbery suspects.

Chief Billy White says days like this are a time of reflection.

"We must not forget those who sacrificed. Those who have sacrificed in law enforcement worked in the public and are a part of the public. So, we must not forget their service," said White.

Officer Yocum is the only officer who has been killed in the line of duty in Union County.

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