Crime victims remembered at Cass County event


Victims who lost their lives due to crime were remembered by family and law enforcement today.

They gathered at noon today for the annual flagpole ceremony in Cass County.

Eighty victim names were read, with a flower placed on the memorial for each person remembered.

It's part of Crime Victim's Right's Week events across the nation.

Cass County Prosecutor Victor Fitz says the memorial is also a chance for law enforcement to reunite with the victim's families they've served.

“It's a reunion of people we've worked with, people going through some very dramatic times in their life... All these things that are extemely tramatic for the family and we wanna let them know that their loved one is respected and remembered,” he said.

"The fact that there are people that just don't quit. Everybody matters to them. Everybody matters to them,” said Sherry Whittaker who lost a family member to the crime.

The eighty names were all Cass County victims of violent crime since 1989.

Fitz says the ceremony helps the community renew its effort to keep names off of that list.


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