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SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

It was an emotional service held Wednesday in downtown Shreveport to remember and honor the 37 brave officers who have given their lives in the line of duty in the Shreveport-Bossier area over the last 119 years. The annual Peace Officers Memorial Day brought in a big crowd of law enforcement and emergency personnel from both sides of the Red River.

As each of the officers' names was called-out, many of their loved ones were escorted to the front of the ceremony and given a red rose one at a time, to recognize the officers' sacrifice to guarantee public safety. That included the most recent officer to die in the line of duty, Shreveport Police Sgt. Tim Prunty.

It's now been 2-and-a- half years since Sgt. Prunty was shot and killed during an ambush attack. Even now, the emotions are 'raw' for his twin brother, fellow Shreveport Police Sgt. Matthew Prunty. Prunty must now carry on his brother's legacy on the force and within their family. "I just can't let go, It's just hard to let go and I can't," said Matthew Prunty.

Sgt. Timothy Prunty was gunned down back on October 24th, 2010 outside a convenience store on Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in south Shreveport. Prunty managed to return fire before collapsing, protecting a civilian in the process. It was one final heroic act, in a tragic ending to 19 years of police service. "But I'm going to live for both of us. I'm going to carry on for him; gets a little better every day. But, I know the hurt will always be there, but he's going to help me survive," added Matthew Prunty.

Fighting back tears, Prunty said he won't soon forget what he misses most about his twin and how he hopes to live his own life forward. "He just loved life. Every day was a great day to him."

Just last Fall, Christopher Cope was convicted of killing Sgt. Timothy Prunty, two years after the murder. Cope is now serving a life sentence.

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