WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - Federal, state and local law enforcement prayed for fallen officers Saturday, at St. Patrick's church in Washington DC. The "blue mass" marks the unofficial start of National Police Week.
This week, West Memphis Police Chief Bob Paudert will be in Washington, for the candlelight vigil at the officer’s memorial. It will be the first time he's been to the memorial. He'll be remembering his son, Brandon, and fellow officer Bill Evans who were shot and killed during a traffic stop, May 20th, 2010.
Chief Paudert says the death of his son and officer Evans never leaves his thoughts. For the past year, he has watched and relived his son's death, at least every other week as he tries to raise awareness about the people who killed them. He says he wouldn't go through it if he didn't think it would bring change.