lost 9 officers since 1911... This tribute is part of a series of police memorials happening across our state and country. So far this year, 38 officers nationwide, have died in the line of duty. Three of them were in Florida... A state trooper was killed...just four days ago. Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem was at today's ceremony. 3 . 3 00-0506-1535-4055-1'0125:47 Police call it the end of watchthe day an officer loses their life in the line of duty. The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is honoring nine men who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The most recent died four years agoDeputy James Anderson.Art May, Director of Law Enforcement 19:01 James was one of those people that really did get in the job to help people ) Deputy Anderson was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a car going the wrong way on what was then 9A. The driver later pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.Deputy Anderson is survived by his wife and four children.19:50 We all know that can happen but when it does it's just a total shock one of those things were everybody says why him why him? Deputy Anderson is not the only death remembered in St.Johns County.) Deputy Joshua Blyler's watch ended 10 years ago. He was also killed in a crash while responding to an emergency call.Jean Blyler, Josh's Mom 13:53 It's still difficult but you don't hurt every day you don't forget him but the pain is not as bad Of the nine men who died serving the county-three including Anderson and Blyler died from a car accident, one on a motorcycle and five were shot to death.) Nationally Gunfire deaths are down 7% with a total of 14 this year.And line of duty deaths are down 5% with a total of 38but Auto related deaths are up 13% already this year-- the total number is 18.Florida lost a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Saturday- she was hit by a carand in March and February Florida lost two officers to shootings.20:51 It's really hardest on the family you know we kind of accept it in law enforcement but it's really hard on the family because you know because they don't know when you leave if you're coming back or not- that's something they face every day. ) Four deputies from St.Johns Sheriff's Office plan to ride their bikes to D-C for the police unity tour...to go to the capitol's memorial next week. AM C4 TLS.