(Joshua Morrison/News)  People from all over the region gathered to honor fallen Danville Police Officer Thomas Cottrell on Tuesday night in front of the Danville Municipal Building. The night marked the one year anniversary of Cottrell’s end of watch.

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People from all over the region gathered to honor fallen Danville Police Officer Thomas Cottrell on Tuesday night in front of the Danville Municipal Building. The night marked the one year anniversary of Cottrell’s end of watch. Request this photo

 

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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Nick Sabo: 740-397-5333 or nsabo@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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