LYMAN, MS (WLOX) - It was a somber day on Sunday as Mississippi Highway Patrol troopers across the state gathered to honor those troopers who were killed while keeping their communities safe. Troopers gathered at cemeteries across the state to honor their fallen brethren who were killed in the line of duty.
Over at the Finley Cemetery off Highway 53 in Lyman, state troopers along with Harrison County Sheriff's deputies and family members of David Bruce Ladner gathered to honor him at his grave site. Ladner was killed in 1987 after he was shot during a traffic stop.
Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop K troopers will visit five other grave sites on the Gulf Coast on Sunday to honor troopers who died in the line of duty.