WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Kevin Howell will never forget the day his son didn't come home from work.
"It’s something you don’t ever expect," Howell said.
His son, Carl, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy, was responding to a domestic disturbance call last August when he was shot and killed. His father calls him a hero.
"He saved probably seven people that night and you can’t ask anymore of anybody," Howell said.
Carl’s name is one of over 100 members of law enforcement killed in 2015, now their families members can come to this memorial in Washington DC and have the names of the loved one etched in time forever.
"We're trying to get some etchings of his name and we have a person that is going to place some pictures and things like that," Howell added.
Carl’s dad said although it brings back some difficult memories, being around families that have been through similar experiences provides a sense of comfort and it gives a final resting place to the fallen heroes.
"I was a paid fireman and just like the brotherhood there this brotherhood is just as big and just as tight knit as the fire department was," Howell said.
"The reason for it is sad," he added. "But I am glad I came.”
Deputy Carl Howell will be honored in a memorial service on Sunday May 15, exactly nine months since he was killed.