Stanislaus deputy honored at Sacramento service

May 7, 2013 

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RANDY PENCH/ A twenty-one gun salute by the Stanislaus Sheriff's Department takes place on the ledge of the Jesse M. Unruh State Office Building during the 37th Annual Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony in Sacramento, Calif. on Monday, May 6, 2013. Twelve law enforcement officers were honored, two of whom died last year. Thousands of law enforcement officers from jurisdictions throughout California united at the State Capitol to honor and memorialize two California peace officers who died in the line of duty on Monday, May 6, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif.


— Representatives from law enforcement agencies throughout the state attended a ceremony Monday to dedicate the Peace Officers Memorial Monument in Sacramento.

The ceremony honored two officers who died in 2012: Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Lee Paris Jr. and California Highway Patrol Officer Kenyon Youngstrom.

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson was the keynote speaker at a vigil ceremony Sunday night.

Youngstrom was to be honored again Tuesday at a CHP remembrance ceremony at its academy in West Sacramento. A memorial there holds names of 223 CHP officers killed in the line of duty through 2012.

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