Montgomery County honors first responders

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CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS 10) - Deputies at the Montgomery County Sheriff's office are honoring those who sacrificed their lives in the county.

Wednesday morning, workers put together the Public Safety Monument in downtown Christiansburg.

The monument is designed to remember first responders who died in the line of duty.

There are more than five names on the monument.

The project took six years to plan and cost about $20,000.

"It's been a long time coming, we're really proud, the members of the community are proud, and this has been such a great way for us to give back, and to help remember those folks," Eric Snow, a former investigator with the Montgomery County Sheriff's office said.

A dedication ceremony will be held in May, during Law Enforcement week.