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Jill Atwood Reporting...Salt Lake City Police Officers, this morning put on their best-dress blues and blocked off a city street to honor their fallen brothers.
24 city officers have been killed in the line of duty over the years. Unfortunately this year another name was added to the black marble memorial.
The new name added this year was Detective James Cawley – killed in an accident in the war in Iraq. Cawley’s family sat in the front row of a crowd that is one big police family. All came to mourn the last three fallen officers: James Cawley, James Faraone, and Michael Dunman.
Adam Faraone/Son of Fallen Officer James Faraone: "IT'S TOUGH TO COME TO THESE THINGS IT KIND OF OPENS UP OLD WOUNDS. BUT ITS BETTER TO REMEMBER THEM AND THE OFFICERS THAT PROTECT US THAN TO FORGET."
Julie Hansen-Cawley represented her younger brother James -- an officer, a marine, a husband, and a father.
Julie Hanson-Cawley/Det. James Cawley's Sister: "YOU KNOW WHEN YOU THINK HE FOUGHT AGAINST SUCH EVIL AND THEN AS A RESULT OF HIS DEATH...WE'VE SEEN THE ABSOLUTE GOODNESS OF HUMANITY. IT'S BEEN SOMETHING ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE."
Chief Rick Dinse’s message was simple: We can't forget.
Chief Rick Dinse/Salt Lake City Police Dept. "I WAS OUT OF THE COUNTRY AT THE TIME AND I HAD SPOKEN WITH HIM THREE DAYS BEFORE HIS ACCIDENT. THE LAST THING THAT I TOLD HIM WAS I LOVE YOU AND YOU KNOW THOSE ARE THE LAST WORDS THAT WE SHARED AND I HOLD ON TO THAT. HE WAS A HERO TO US LONG BEFORE HE DIED AND NOW WE CAN LET THE WORLD KNOW THAT HE WAS A HERO AS WELL."
James Cawley will also be honored on Thursday at the annual Peace Officer Memorial being held at the State Capitol Rotunda.