On November 14, 2012, Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes was gunned down during a traffic stop.
More than 150 people showed up to the Marion County Courthouse to honor Deputy Rakes Thursday evening.
Sheriff Jimmy Clements
Anita Elder and Regina Ewing
LEBANON, KY (WAVE) – On November 14, 2012, Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes was gunned down during a traffic stop.
A year later more than 150 people showed up to the Marion County Courthouse to honor Deputy Rakes. For most, it's hard to believe it's been a year, but soon the sheriff's office will put up a memorial to remember him forever.
A year later a community is still hurting as they remember the deputy shot and killed when he stopped to check on a driver sitting on the side of the road.
"I would like to thank you all for coming out and supporting the memory of our brother," said Anita Elder, Rakes' sister.
Rakes' two older sisters say not a day goes by they don't think about their brother, who from a young age always dreamed of being a cop.
It's the little things they miss the most. "His smile, his voice just seeing him, hugging him," said Regina Ewing, Rakes' sister.
They know he will be remembered. Sheriff Jimmy Clements says they have designed a monument that will soon be put up at the courthouse to honor those who gave it all.
"There will be only two names, of course Anthony, who we lost last November and a deputy that was killed in the line of duty in 1903 by the name of James Williams," said Clements.
It's a permanent reminder of a selfless service. "I want folks to be able to come here in 50 years or 100 years and see that memorial and know that these guys paid the ultimate sacrifice and we are not going to let them be forgotten," said Clements.
"I know he is in heaven and I know one day we will see him again," said Elder.
The Sheriff says he hopes to have the memorial up this May. To make a donation or participate in a fundraiser call the sheriff's office at (270) 692-3051.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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