Washington, D.C. - A Virginia Tech police officer now has a permanent place in our nation's history as a tribute to his bravery.
In December, Officer Deriek Crouse was shot and killed during a traffic stop on campus. Thursday, his name was added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Officer Crouse's family, friends and fellow officers made the trip to our nation's capital for the ceremony. His wife, Tina, led them all into the memorial site in tears and later helped etch the name on the memorial wall.
Officer Crouse was 39-years-old when he died in last year's shooting and left behind his wife and five children. He joined the Virginia Tech police department in 2007, about six months after the massacre on campus.
Officer Course and two other officers were a part of Thursday's ceremony. They are three of 362 names that are being added to the memorial this year.
All of the names will be formally dedicated on May 13th as part of National Police Week.