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Vigil Held in McCamey For Deputy Billy Kennedy

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MCCAMEY - The small town of McCamey came out on Thursday night to remember the man who laid down his life in the line of duty.

The community banded together for a candlelight vigil in honor of Deputy Billy Kennedy.

More than 350 people showed up at a vigil to honor the fallen deputy.

Hundreds raised their candles, phones and lighters in honor of a beloved fallen officer in McCamey.

The candlelight vigil gave the people of McCamey an opportunity to pray for Deputy Billy Kennedy and to offer condolences to his family and friends.

The public outpouring since Wednesday night has shown just how tight-knit the community of McCamey really is.

"I really believe that if I live in McCamey and everybody in here we're supposed to stick together and be together," McCamey Resident, Mario Antonio Urias, said.

"He was a good officer, a good man. We'd like people to remember him not only as an officer, but also as a father, a spouse. He was a husband and he was someone's son, Upton County Sheriff, Dan Brown, said.

Deputy Kennedy leaves behind a wife and two children.

His funeral services will be held at the Rankin Park Building on Tuesday, October 8.