Family of deceased police officer receive special surprise

To mark the 50-year anniversary of Jim Sackett being killed in the line of duty, members of Twin Cities law enforcement surprised his family.
1:09 | 05/24/20

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Finally tonight, "America strong." The special tribute for a fallen hero. Here's ABC's David Wright. Well, I'm glad you guys came. Reporter: 50 years ago this weekend, St. Paul police officer Jim Sackett was killed in the line of duty. I can't let Jim go. I've got make sure he's remembered. Reporter: Their kids are now grown up with kids and grand kids of their own, who wanted to mark the anniversary with the matriarch of this family, Jim's widow, Janette. I look at the pictures and I'm proud, very proud. Reporter: They planned something bigger until coronavirus hit. Oh, my -- Reporter: Law enforcement in the twin cities surprised them with a drive-by tribute. Our department has not forgotten and we will never forget. Reporter: Saluting one of their own. The tribute no less poignant for the 50 years gone by. I'm so proud of what Jim left behind. Reporter: David Wright, ABC news, New York. A shoutout to the St. Paul police department for that very special tribute.

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