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Sandusky officer remembered two years after death

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SANDUSKY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Two years after a Sandusky police officer was killed in the line of duty, his brothers on the force and others came together to remember Andrew Dunn.

Dunn was killed during a shootout in 2011. Reports showed he was wearing a bulletproof vest, but was hit in an area not covered. He was the first Sandusky officer killed in the line of duty since 1906.

His murder devastated his family, the department, and the city. They gathered Tuesday in front of the Erie County Courthouse.

The chaplain of the local lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police Rob Gardin placed flowers on the memorial that bears Dunn's name.

"For some of us, it's two years gone by fast, and for some of us, it's just like everything happened yesterday," Gardin said. "I think as long as everybody keeps Andy in their heart and remembers who he was before he was an officer, and his life as an officer, then his memory lives on with everybody…He'll never perish."

Prayers were said for Dunn's family, all officers, and troops overseas.

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