Widow marks anniversary of officer's death

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Saturday marked eight years since Louisville Metro Police Officer Peter Grignon was killed in the line of duty.

Grignon died in 2005 after serving only two years with LMPD. He was answering a hit and run call when a teenager shot him then turned the gun on himself.

Grignon's widow Rebecca says it was a routine call, his last of the day. He was going to respond then head home, but he never made it. Officer Grignon was killed just three days before his wedding anniversary.

"I think every year is hard for us. March the 23rd will always be a hard day, but it is so comforting to know that he is not forgotten, that people remember him, that people have messaged me. The guys still get together and honor him. His department has made us a part of the family and it is comforting to know he will never be forgotten," said Rebecca.

Rebecca Grignon says on this day her husband would want everyone to not only remember him, but that it could have been any other officers killed that day and they all show up to work everyday not knowing if they'll return home again.

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