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Ceremony Honoring Fallen Lexington Officer Underway

Posted at 2:36 PM, Apr 29, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Police officers have gathered on Main Street in Lexington for a ceremony honoring the life of Officer Bryan Durman, who was killed in the line of duty nine years ago today.

When the 27-year-old was dispatched to investigate a noise complaint, there was no reason to think he wouldn’t come home.

When the officer got out of his cruiser on North Limestone, a driver struck him and killed him. The man behind the wheel, Glenn Doneghy, then drove off.

Doneghy was convicted of second-degree manslaughter.

The pain of losing her husband has been exacerbated over the years and Brandy Durman has had to watch the man responsible for her husband’s death appear before parole boards, asking for an early release.

“Where’s the justice in letting Mr. Doneghy go free? My husband never got a second chance,” she said.

The requests have been denied, and today, a law bearing Bryan Durman’s name requires anyone convicted of second-degree manslaughter of a clearly identified police officer or firefighter to serve 85% of the sentence, but because that law was passed after he was sentenced, it did not apply to Doneghy.

Officers gathered at the Police and Fire Memorial on Main Street at 7 p.m.