SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – In honor of National Police Week, multiple ceremonies will be held to honor those who died in the line of duty including two Upstate deputies.
Each year, hundreds of names of officers killed in the line of duty are engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.
On Saturday those names were read aloud during the annual Candlelight Vigil to memorialize those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
On Monday, the National Police Officers Memorial honored both Deputy Aldrdige and Deputy Berry by inscribing their names on the memorial.
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright escorted the parents of Deputy Aldridge followed by his sister, her husband, and their baby.
Spartanburg County Deputy Martin escorted Deputy Berry’s wife followed by their two children.
Deputy Aldridge was shot and killed when he approached a home after a domestic complaint. According to the sheriff’s office, Deputy Aldridge’s parents will be attending the ceremonies.
Deputy Petey Berry died from symptoms related to COVID-19.
Spartanburg County is sending several officers to honor Deputy Aldridge and Deputy Berry.
This year will mark the 35th Annual Candlelight Vigil, on Saturday, May 13th on the National Mall between 4th and 7th Streets and Madison and Jefferson Drives in Washington, DC.