LONG BRANCH: Nov. 20 marked the 20-year anniversary of the death of Long Branch Police Sgt. Patrick King.
King was tragically murdered on November 20, 1997 while on his meal break at a local restaurant in West End.
The city paid tribute to its fallen officer with a memorial service at the new memorial garden behind police headquarters on Monday night.
Over 250 people attended the service including residents, current police officers, firefighters, EMS and city officials.
Acting Long Branch Police Chief Jason Roebuck spoke and gave a moving eulogy followed by a moment of silence and the playing Taps.
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