LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — The Lexington Police Department is honoring fallen officer Bryan Durman who was killed in the line of duty 12 years ago on this date.

Officer Bryan Durman (Lexington Police Department)

Officer Durman was struck and killed by a driver on North Limestone while responding to a noise complaint. Investigators in the incident said the driver of the SUV hit Durman and drove off.

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Durman had been with the Lexington Police Department since December of 2007. He was 27 years old at the time of his death and is survived by a wife and son.

His colleagues remember him as an individual dedicated to his profession and community.

“He was a dedicated person and you can tell he was dedicated to the profession,” said Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers in a 2018 interview.

The incident weighs on the hearts of the police department to this day and reminds those involved how precious life truly is.

“I think it was very sobering for us as a police family when it was one of our own and it let us know that we need to cherish every moment with each other and cherish every moment with our family,” said Chief Weathers in 2018.

The Lexington Police Department would like to take this day to honor his life and service and thank him for his sacrifice to the community.