Speech to Text for Ashland Police Department honors Officer Williams in Washington, DC
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of duty. [a14]news n. [a16]ashland police memorial-llpkg andryanna says: "ashland police officer malcus williams died while responding to a domestic dispute in march of last year. he was added to the oregon fallen officer memorial last week. and today-- he was honored at the 31-st annual candlelight vigil." nats bag pipes nearly 22 thousand names are on the national law enforcement officer's memorial this year more than 370 are added. including ashland police officer malcus williams. phoner, no two line tighe says: "he was universally respected. he had a way of dealing with people that brought out the best in each person." thousands gathered to celebrate and honor those officers who died in the line of duty in 2018 with a candle lit vigil. his name was read aloud with the other officers who died this year. ashland police chief tighe o'meara says there was a lot of tears a lot of emotion but a lot of love and support to officer williams' family and the department on a national scale. tighe says: "there's something really powerful in that consolidation of people, that group of people coming together to show support for everyone who has fallen and everyone who continues to serve as a law enforcement officer." it's been more than a year since officer williams died and the ashland police department says there's not a day that goes by where he is not missed. tighe says: "it continues to be a point of loss for the department. we're all aware at the fact that malcus is not there anymore and i also think that the individuals and the team are healing up as best as we can hope for." andryanna says: "the ashland police department will stay in d-c this week to continue to honor officer williams. they will also go to the national peace officers' memorial service on wednesday." on wednesday -- the state