Vigil held in Illinois capital for officers shot on the job

A candlelight vigil has been held in Illinois’ capital to honor police officers recently shot and killed on the job.
    
Springfield’s State Journal-Register (http://bit.ly/1QxPx87) reports some 200 people gathered Saturday at the Illinois Police Officers Memorial.
    
Organizers included a retired state police sergeant, Kim Hayes. She says one goal of the vigil was to emphasize officers are dedicated to protecting communities.
    
A Fox Lake police officer, Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, was shot and killed Sept. 1 after he radioed in he was chasing three people on foot. And Harris County Texas Deputy Darren Goforth was killed on Aug. 28 after stopping at a gas station.
    
The Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says 26 officers have died in U.S. shootings so far this year; 35 died over the same period last year.

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