PHOENIX - Nearly two hundred people paid tribute to a fallen Phoenix police officer Tuesday night, on the first anniversary of his death.
Police officers in plain clothes and uniforms visited the spot near 18th Avenue and Jackson Street in Phoenix, where Sgt. Sean Drenth was found shot to death with his own shotgun one year ago.
Family members and friends also filled the area, carrying candles and photographs of Drenth.
"If you knew Sean, the one word that described him was heart," said Lt. Chris Moore, Drenth's friend and fellow officer.
Moore, who organized the event, said Drenth would often take time to research the histories of fallen Phoenix officers and encourage his fellow officers pay tribute to them. The tradition he started continued Tuesday night, as the crowd held a special moment of silence for Drenth.
"It's been a year, but he's gone forever," said Mark Schweikert, Drenth's friend and fellow officer. "There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of Sean," he said.