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Mt. Juliet Community Remembers Fallen Officers

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by Janet Kim

MT. JULIET, Tenn. - They died in the line of duty ten years ago, but the community hasn't forgotten Mount Juliet Sergeant Jerry Mundy and Wilson County Deputy John Musice.

In a workshop tucked away in the back of Mt. Juliet's Best Buy Store, T.J. Pollins isn't working on a car, but a tribute.

"I am wiring up all the LED lights to the power source, that way the whole thing comes alive," said Pollins.

"And that way I can honor a great person in this city that was taken way too soon."

Each year, Mt. Juliet Police assemble a unique memorial for one of their fallen officers, Sergeant Jerry Mundy, who died alongside Wilson County Sheriff's Deputy John Musice during a police chase in Mt. Juliet.

"Sergeant Mundy again gave his life doing what he loved. He loved policing and he gave his life and committed his life to that, so we don't want to forget," said Mt. Juliet Police Chief James Hambrick.

This year will mark 10 years, but time hasn't erased all this family's pain.

"There are times it just seems like just yesterday," said widow Trish Mundy.

However, Trish Mundy will tell you the community has helped her heal.

"To me it is about the officers who are still serving the community because they need to know that what they're doing is appreciated," said Mundy.

"Most importantly, it's just another reassurance that no one in this city or department has forgotten that day back in 2003, which is very important."

Wilson County will hold its annual police memorial service Thursday in honor of nine officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

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