DANVILLE — A blue flood light and candles lit the corner of the Danville Municipal Building Tuesday night where, one year ago, a police officer was killed in the line of duty.
The candles were held by the attendees of a vigil for fallen Danville Policeman Thomas Cottrell, and in the blue light stood Danville police and officers from other agencies. They stood in a ring around the spot where Cottrell lost his life, targeted because of the uniform he wore.
“We’re standing in a location where evil struck a blow,” Danville Police Officer Kevin Henthorn said. “We’re standing in a location where evil took a shot at us. But evil will not rule the day.”
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