WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 13, 2015)-- The widow of a fallen Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officer is in Washington, D.C. to remember her husband and officers across the country who were killed in the line of duty.
IMPD Officer Perry Renn is being honored for his service and sacrifice during National Police Week. His widow, Lynn Renn, said she is grateful for all the support she has received from her late husband's fellow officers and the community.
"I didn’t know any of his coworkers and all that you see standing around here I now know and count as my friends and that’s been very special to me," said Lynn Renn.
Renn said she still doesn't know why her husband felt such a calling to serve his community.
"He was dedicated, he was a hard worker, he gave 100 percent and he expected 100 percent," said Renn.
Several IMPD officers who worked with the fallen officer also made the trip to our nation's capital. They traveled to show their support for Renn and honor their brother in blue.
"It’s almost the opposite Lynn has been there for us, she’s been reaching out for us she’s been the major support part of our chain. It’s overwhelming, we love her for it and she’s forever part of our family just like we are hers," said Officer Dustin Keedy.
Attending National Police Week has been moving and at times overwhelming for Renn. She has remained positive as she shared what keeps her going during those difficult days.
"Actually to be grateful has been the most healing thing for me concentrating on what I’m grateful for, what I had, what I have now, and hopefully what I have in the future," said Renn.