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WEST SACRAMENTO — In its 87 year history the California Highway Patrol has lost 226 officers in the line of duty. Tuesday, they were remembered.

In its annual memorial service, CHP Commissioner J.A. Farrow touted the “ultimate sacrifice” the officers gave to their state and communities.

Family of the fallen officers also attended Tuesday’s service.

Karen Simmons’ husband Kenyon Youngstrom was shot to death in the East Bay in 2012.

“The best thing we have is the support of each other, we know what each other has gone through,” Simmons said.