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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- On this date 16 years ago, two Jessamine County officers lost their lives while trying to serve a warrant.

Every year on this day, The Jessamine County Sheriff's Office honors Deputy Billy Wall and Capt. Chuck Morgan. 

The tragedy is a reminder for police and the people of Jessamine County to appreciate every day.

"You don't ever know when they, when a police officer or something comes to work or the sheriff, whether this is your last day or not," said Grandell Bradford. 

On Nov. 13, 2001, Wall, Morgan and Deputy Sammy Brown attempted to serve a warrant for Phillip Todd Walker, only to find themselves at the end of a loaded gun. Deputy Wall was killed and Captain Morgan died days later.

Brown said the emotional pain still lingers for him and others.

Since that day, every year on Nov. 13, the Jessamine County Sheriff's Office lays two wreaths for the officers and takes the moment for themselves to reflect and honor their brothers in blue.

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