AUSTIN (KXAN) - Six months after Austin police officer Jaime Padron was shot and killed, City officials held a special ceremony on Thursday night at City Hall.
Padron was inducted into the City's Public Service Employee Memorial and his family got to see a wood carving of Padron that will be added to the memorial.
The memorial, located at Austin City Hall, was created in May 2011 to honor the men and women who have lost their lives while serving with dedication in their capacity as City employees.
The ceremony started with the sounds of bag pipes.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo gave opening remarks while Padron's family was present to accept the honor.
The wood carving was also created from a brother in blue: Retired Police Capt. John N. Vasquez.
In April, Padron was responding to a shoplifting call at a north Austin WalMart when he was shot and killed during a struggle.
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