Supporting Heroes honors fallen public safety members

By Ashley Brauer - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentuckiana's fallen heroes were remembered at a ceremony in downtown Louisville.

Supporting Heroes holds the annual ceremony at Jefferson Memorial Park. It's a way to show the family members of public safety service members who lost their lives in the line of duty, they're not alone in what is likely a difficult holiday period.

Tara Denzinger's husband, Officer Frank Denzinger, was shot and killed back in June 2007. She thanked the public service members at the ceremony for their service, and putting their lives at risk.

"We truly are not a whole family any more. And so the holidays that were once so pleasurable, now bring tears to our eyes," Denzinger said.

The organization recognizes how difficult the holiday traditions are, especially the first year a family member is not there. Supporting Heroes works to remind those families, the community has not forgotten their service and sacrifice.

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