Deputy Scott Ward Honored on County Memorial

Deputy Scott Ward Honored on County Memorial

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Deputy Ward's squad carries wreath to the monument for fallen officers. Deputy Ward's squad carries wreath to the monument for fallen officers.
ROBERTSDALE, Alabama -

A sheriff's squad back together to remember a man they called brother.

"It has been a very emotional time for us all and we're still recovering from this. It's a situation I don't know if we'd ever really get over," says deputy Ricky Tobin.

Six months have gone by since deputy Scott Ward was killed in the line of duty. "We're all close and a tight squad to lose a brother like that is always terrible," says Tobin.

Sgt. Curtis Summerlin was severely wounded that night and while the physical wounds have started to heal, the emotional wounds are still fresh. "It's been a long road for him and a long road ahead of him."

For the first time in more than two decades a Baldwin county sheriff's deputy's name has been added to the memorial. A reminder of just how dangerous the job can be.

"There is a tenseness that wasn't there before. There is an awareness that was not there before. A little more present on our minds," says Sheriff Hoss Mack.

His name memorialized on the monument for fallen officers bring some comfort and more tears for the deputy,

"He leaves a void. A void that will never be fill and always remembered," the husband and on this Mother's day weekend a gift from one deputy to a mother who no longer has her son. "I was just telling her it's great to appreciate good people. He was a great person and I told her she did an awesome job with him. He was a great man," says Tobin.

Deputy Ward will be honored next week in Washington D.C. when his name will be added to the national monument for fallen officers.

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