Name added to Idaho Peace Officers' Memorial

Posted at 5:47 PM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-19 19:51:36-04

In 2015, 128 U.S. law enforcement agents died in the line of duty.

So far this year, 36 officers have lost their lives.

Greg Moore's name was added to the Idaho Peace Officers' Memorial wall Thursday in Meridian. The Coeur d'Alene Police Department sergeant died in the line of duty on May 5, 2015.

One by one, all 71 names of Idaho law enforcement agents who've lost their lives in the line of duty were called out.

Sgt. Moore's family was in attendance, including his children.

"As you could see with the Moore family, he had a daughter who was only 1-years-old, and now she's two," said Mike Johnson, Idaho Peace Officers' Memorial president. "Down the road, she'll be able to know more about it."

Sgt. Moore is just one of many who wore the badge, knowing the risk.

The families of police officers are also very aware of the risk.

"Whenever their officer goes to work, it's always an unknown," said Chief Craig Kinsbury, Twin Falls Police Department. "You never know what your officer is going to face when he or she goes out to work whether they're a patrol officer, a state trooper or a detective."

Still, men and women put on their uniforms each day as it's their calling to serve and protect.

"The one thing I have found in common of all the police officer funerals that I've been through over the years," Johnson started to say. "I always hear the same thing from the family that they were doing what they loved."