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Fallen Georgetown Officer Honored On Seven Year Anniversary

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Chad Spicer was killed on September 1, 2009 (Source: WBOC) Chad Spicer was killed on September 1, 2009 (Source: WBOC)

GEORGETOWN, Del. - September 1, 2009 was a day that forever changed the community of Georgetown. It was on that day that Patrolman Chad Spicer, of the Georgetown Police Department, was shot and killed while making a traffic stop. Now on the seven year anniversary of his death, the Georgetown community came together to honor his legacy. 

At a ceremony on the Circle, about 50 community members gathered to reflect on what's changed since that fateful night in 2009. Speaking to the crowd were state lawmakers, local leaders, members of the Georgetown Police Department, and even Chad's mother, Ruth Ann. 

"This community has meant so much to us," she said. "Thank you." 

Chief R.L. Hughes, who organized the ceremony, said that the event was in an effort to turn this tragic day into a "celebration" of Spicer's legacy. 

"It is important to have days like this on these anniversaries to remember," he said. "We remember every day. I bet Chad's name get's mentioned more often than not. But today is a special day. It's a day of remembrance. It's a day of celebration quite frankly of his life. And what he has done here. And his legacy with Aubrey going forward."

His daughter Aubrey was just three years old at the time of the shooting. In the seven years since then, the police department has taken her in as their own. 

"It always tugs at you," said Hughes. "And it tugs at your heart for a number of reasons. We're a small community so we know each other. And so we feel each other's pain. In addition to that, we are - Aubrey, Chad's daughter, is growing up with us. And so we see her all the time. We go to her softball games. We go to her events. And so she is a part of us. They will always be a part of the Georgetown Police Department family."

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