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KHQ.COM - Friday is the National day of remembrance for murder victims. Since 1951, the Victim/Witness Unit has documented 658 murders, vehicular homicides, and unsolved violent crimes throughout Spokane County. While a few of these cases occurred in other areas, the victims' families are located here and all too often, they are still struggling to cope with the murder of a loved one.

To remember those who lost their lives to a violent crime, the Victim/Witness Unit collected shoes for a special memorial display. Each pair of shoes were donated by the public and represent a murder victim and, in a small way, for those who donated the shoes, they can “put themselves in their shoes” by honoring them.

From boots to booties, wing-tips to flip-flops, every pair of shoes that were donated were included in the murder victim memorial located next to the Law Enforcement Memorial on the County Courthouse campus on Friday, September 26th. Volunteers of America then picked the shoes up in the afternoon on Friday and delivered them to various shelters and charities.

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