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BSO Holds Memorial for Fallen Officers

Nine fallen police officers and deputies will be remembered during a memorial service in Fort Lauderdale.

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    Nine fallen police officers and deputies will be remembered during a memorial service in Fort Lauderdale.
     
    The Broward Sheriff's Office is holding the memorial on Thursday. Sheriff Scott Israel will say a few words in remembrance.
     
    The officers being honored span several decades.
     
    Deputy James Hillberry was killed in 1964 when a routine traffic stop ended in a scuffle and the suspect shooting Hillberry with his own gun.
     
    Lauderdale Lakes Officer Jerry Genova was a motorcycle patrolman in 1972 when he was killed after a car crashed into him.
     
    Deputy Michael Metroka, who died in 1997 from injuries he sustained in an on-duty hit-and-run car crash. His loyal K-9 partner, Woedon, survived the crash and stayed with Metroka until he was extracted from the wreckage and transported to the hospital.

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