Sunday marks the 8th anniversary of the death of Lexington police officer Bryan Durman. Officer Durman died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while responding to a call back in 2010.
“There were several officers that were at the scene when that happened and this time of year always brings back memories of course,” said Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers.
Officer Durman had only been with the Lexington Police Department for two and a half years, but Chief Weathers says he was the type of officer that left an impression on everyone.
“He was a dedicated person and you can tell he was dedicated to the profession,” said Chief Weathers.
Sunday, officers will grieve the loss of their bother. Some officers plan to visit the scene of where Officer Durman lost his life, while others will go to the cemetery and reflect upon the loss.
“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.
The man charged in Officer Durman’s death, has been denied parole several times. A jury convicted Glenn Doneghy of second-degree manslaughter. Doneghy is eligible for parole again in 2020.