Orange County vigil pays respect to slain officers

Orange County held a vigil Tuesday evening in honor of the five police officers killed by a sniper in Dallas at a protest last week.

Orange County held a vigil Tuesday evening in honor of the five police officers killed by a sniper in Dallas at a protest last week.

Orange County held a vigil Tuesday evening in honor of the five police officers killed by a sniper in Dallas at a protest last week. (7/12/16)

GOSHEN - Orange County held a vigil Tuesday evening in honor of the five police officers killed by a sniper in Dallas at a protest last week.

"We stand in solidarity with Dallas," said County Executive Steve Newhaus before the crowd gathered outside the sheriff's office in Goshen.

The sheriff and police chiefs from departments around Orange County also addressed the group.

"We stand together tonight to pay homage and respect to our fallen comrades, who have bravely paid the ultimate price to protect and serve others," said Port Jervis Police Chief William Morden.

Officials said 61 police officers have been killed to date in 2016.

"We need to remember everyone that still serves now, because it is a trying and dangerous time for them," said David Hoovler, the county's district attorney. "So please keep them in your prayers, thank them."

About 100 residents, along with members of the sheriff's office, EMS, ambulance services and others who serve the community, took time to reflect on what happened in Dallas.

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