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WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) They may be gone but they aren't forgotten.

Officers from the West Palm Beach Police Department gathered tonight for a special memorial to remember the dedication and service of those 11 officers killed in the line of duty.

They put their lives on the line.

They come to the rescue when people are in danger and they rid our streets of violent offenders.

But sometimes they also pay the ultimate price for the task of protecting and serving.

"They're heroes."

Amy Hudson lost her father, a West Palm Beach Police Officer when she was 7-years-old.

Her father and his partner were transporting a suspect when the suspect caused injury to herself forcing the officers to pull over and wait for an ambulance and tow truck.

"His partner took her to the hospital and dad waited for tow truck. When the other officer arrived dad said stay here I'm going to go help, he never made it there,"says Hudson.

That was 1984. She is now 34-years-old, the same age her dad was when he died and she now has a 7-year-old son.

Chief Delsa Bush says she understands the pain these families feels. Not because she has been on the force when officers were killed but because she too lost a boyfriend while he was on duty.

"It's very important people remember the sacrifice."

In this year alone Florida has seen 10 officers killed in the line of duty from Miami to Tampa bay.

A reminder of the danger these men and women face everyday in uniform.

the last officer to be killed in the line of duty in West Palm Beach was in 2003.

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