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Vigil Held For Raleigh Police Officer Killed In Line Of Duty

Posted September 10, 2003 5:50 a.m. EDT

— The recent death of a

Wake County deputy

brings back painful memories for the parents of a Raleigh police officer killed a year ago Wednesday.

Officer Charles Paul died last year when he lost control of his motorcycle on the Beltline while chasing a speeding car.

"Nobody knows how parents feel until they lose a child. You can say I lost my momma or lost my daddy, but nobody knows how we feel until they've walked in our shoes," said Trudy Paul, Charles' mother.

A vigil in Paul's honor took place at Nash Square.