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Name of fallen Ogden officer added to national memorial

WASHINGTON (ABC 4 Utah) - An Ogden police officer who lost his life in the line of duty now has his name on a memorial in Washington D.C. Wednesday family and fellow officers of Jared Francom were at the nation's capitol for the ceremony. ABC 4 Utah spoke exclusively to Francom’s widow.
WASHINGTON (ABC 4 Utah) - An Ogden police officer who lost his life in the line of duty now has his name on a memorial in Washington D.C. Wednesday family and fellow officers of Jared Francom were at the nation's capitol for the ceremony. ABC 4 Utah spoke exclusively to Francom’s widow.

You could almost feel the emotion in air. Wednesday the names of 143 police officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice were officially added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C., that includes fallen Ogden officer Jared Francom.

"It's weird right now, it's still a little odd to see something like that. It still doesn't really seem real," said Erin Francom, Jared’s widow.

Francom and her two daughters were there during the peace officer's memorial service. She said seeing the respect and reverence for given to her husband is huge honor but it’s also very emotional.

"Everything just kind of comes back, it's been almost a year and a half now and you have a chance to kind of try and get your life together and attempt to move on and then it's kind of like reliving everything all over again," said Francom.

In January last year Jared Francom was shot and killed in the line of duty. His death left a hole in the hearts of his family, friends and fellow Ogden officers.

"Their legacy will endure we're grateful to them, we're grateful to you. God bless the memory of those we lost," said President Obama.

While the service may be bitter sweet for those who love and miss officer Francom, his widow said the fact that police families there are sharing their pain and memories together, it helps her heal.

"It's kind of like the big law enforcement family comes together and you may know somebody, you may not, it doesn't matter, we're all still kind of one big family. It's nice to see that," said Francom.

Francom tells ABC 4 Utah she got to meet people from across the country that specifically had honored her husband, and one of her daughters got to meet the President.

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