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A U.S. Border Patrol Color Guard observes the U.S. Border Patrol’s First Annual Law Enforcement Memorial this morning at Jaycee Park. Pictured from left are Jorge Dominguez, Jude Patterson, Cully Knowlton and Rebecca Barron. City police, county sheriff’s deputies, state police officers and U.S. Border Patrol officers killed in the line of duty were honored and remembered at the ceremony, along with those who currently make sacrifices in their lives to ensure U.S. citizens are safe and their liberty secure. Speakers at the event included Mayor Phillip Burch, New Mexico Attorney General Gary King and Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol Michael Fisher. Fisher said the common bond between all law enforcement agencies is the oath each individual within has taken to “support and defend the U.S. Constitution from all enemies both foreign and domestic.” King commented, “These officers are not so much heroes because of the way they died, but because of the way they lived …”

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