PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Local law enforcement gathered on the North Shore to remember those who were killed in the line of duty.

A crowd gathered at the memorial on North Shore Drive near Heinz Field on Friday night for the seventh annual vigil.

“It’s extremely important – my husband’s name’s on that wall,” Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department Commander Donna Best said. “I remember and I want everyone to remember what law enforcement officers do every day. They go out, they protect, they serve and they may not come home.”

Wounded Clairton police officer Jim Kuzak was on the minds of officers as well. He’s still in the hospital after being shot three times last month.

This year, no officers were killed in this area, but the pain is still fresh for families who recently lost loved ones.

“Mother’s Day on Sunday is especially very, very, hard,” Linda Crawshaw said. “Mrs. Sciullo and I have a bond and both of us lost sons and we share that bond and … we keep saying it should get better and it just keeps getting worse.”

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