Annual vigil for fallen officers honors those who died in the line of service

On Wednesday, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office just finished the annual vigil for fallen officers. Members of law enforcement says they want to make sure families of the fallen officers know they are never alone.

Members from the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Naples Police Department, Marco Island Police Department, and the Florida Highway Patrol all came together to recognize their own who died in the line of service.

“Let them know that were still by their side and we will always be by their side,” said Corporal William Pschigoda.

Corporal Pschigoda has been with CCSO for over 30 years and has come close to losing his life protecting people from a dangerous driver in 2006. Doctors told him he would never work as an officer again after a crash during a high speed pursuit.

“It’s just a reminder this happened years ago but it could happen again tomorrow…but we’ll always be here for the families of the past, ” said Pschigoda.

The annual vigil was part of a national law enforcement week. This is a nationwide time set aside to remember law enforcement who made the ultimate sacrifice.

 

 

Reporter:Hannah Vogel
Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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