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Lakewood Police Dedicate Memorial To Slain Officers

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A number of people choked back tears at Monday's dedication of the Lakewood Police Department memorial to the four officers who were shot to death one year ago. Hundreds of people attended the ceremony where Gov. Chris Gregoire was one of the speakers. She called the memorial a place where the fallen officers' sacrifice would always be remembered.

Chief Bret Farrar cut a ribbon, and at the end of the ceremony members of the crowd walked past the memorial and left flowers.

Sgt. Mark Renninger and officers Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold and Greg Richards were gunned down Nov. 29, 2009, at Forza Coffee Shop in Parkland by Maurice Clemmons. After a two-day manhunt, he was shot and killed in a confrontation with a Seattle police officer.
 
      
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