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The Private Officer Memorial Service was held at the Mt. Juliet Police Department on Wednesday night. The event was dedicated to private police and security officers who died in the line of duty.

Mt. Juliet police played host to the Private Officer Memorial Service on Wednesday night.

Private Officer International Nashville Chapter 301 held the service as a way to honor fallen private police and security officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

“In the last year, we had 94 police officers die in the line of duty,” said chapter president Mike Thornhill, chief of security at Cumberland University. “We also had 110 security officers die.”

Several members of the police force, as well as the community, attended the event, which was held the Mt. Juliet Police Department for the second year in a row.

“[Mt. Juliet Police] Chief [James] Hambrick is also a member of our chapter, and we’re thankful to him for letting us use his facility,” said Thornhill. “[State Rep.] Mark Pody has always been a big supporter of ours and so has [state Rep.] Susan Lynn.”