Two officer honored at National Candlelight Vigil

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The nation remembered law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty this week.\ It was an emotional night as three New Mexican officers and one Navajo Nation officer were remembered during a National Candlelight Vigil.

The national mall in Washington D.C. was packed with law enforcement, families, friends and those that just wanted to be a part of the vigil honoring fallen heroes.

The names of more than 100 officers have been added to the national law enforcement memorial wall.

Among those were Albuquerque Officer Daniel Webster, Rio Rancho Officer Greg “Nigel” Benner, Navajo Nation police officer Alex Yazzie and Clovis police officer Rodolfo Ledezma was honored.

He died in 1995 after suffering from a heart attack while trying to stop a wanted suspect.

As the sun set, candles were lit and the names of the officers added this year were read.

Governor Martinez was there to honor the officers.

Officer Benner’s wife, Jule, was in Washington for the event along with a number of officers from APD, Rio Rancho and Sandoval County.

It was an especially emotional day for army veteran Officer Webster’s family as he was buried with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday.

National Police Week continues in Washington through the weekend.

On Sunday, President Obama will attend a ceremony in front of The Capitol where the officers will be honored along with their families.

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