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Police officers share a moment next to a mural honoring three slain Philadelphia police officers at the 35th district station in Philadelphia, Nov. 17.
Three of Philadelphia's fallen heroes were honored during the unveiling of a massive mural in the Olney section of the city Monday.
Family, friends and fellow officers gathered at Broad and Champlost Streets for the unveiling of a mural depicting three officers in the 35th District who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Officer Walter Barclay, Officer Robert Hayes and Officer Chuck Cassidy were memorialized in the outdoor mural on the side of the 35th District headquarters.
"For people to still, after all these years in some cases, to remember those that have fallen in the line of duty is something very special," Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said.
Loved ones were offered a chance to help paint the huge mural. Former Police Officer John Marynowitz and his family picked up a brush to honor his partner, Officer Robert Hayes, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop on June 17, 1993.
"We got to paint on the face and it was an honor," said John Marynowitz's wife Mindy. "It was an honor spending time with the three families doing this."
The mural now joins the nearly 3,000 others seen throughout Philadelphia.
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