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Published July 08, 2013, 06:14 PM

Bismarck police Sgt. Steve Kenner honored two years after being killed in the line of duty

Two years ago Monday, Sgt. Steve Kenner was shot and killed in the line of duty in Bismarck. Although two years have passed by, each officer handles the loss differently on this day.

Two years ago Monday, Sgt. Steve Kenner was shot and killed in the line of duty in Bismarck. Although two years have passed by, each officer handles the loss differently on this day.

The Chief of Police says the department remembers him every day, but today, and especially at the hour of his end of watch, it will be especially hard for fellow officers. To honor Sgt. Kenner a plaque was placed on his memorial outside of the police department, just in the past two weeks. His brothers in blue remember what happened as they continue to serve and protect.

Dave Draovitch, Bismarck Deputy Police Chief: "He's a very honorable man, and he did his duty, and I just think of that everytime I see this."

Dan Donlin, Bismarck Police Chief: "We're strong, we're together, we're family, we hold our heads up and keep fighting hard and working with each other for the greater cause to keep the community safe."

Sgt. Kenner's wife still works at the police department. Chief Dan Donlin says she is also part of the family. Police officers are having a private meeting to honor Sgt. Kenner sometime tonight. The man who shot Sergeant Kenner was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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