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Hector Ayala, fallen Montgomery County officer, honored at National Law Enforcement Memorial

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The family of fallen Montgomery County Police officer Hector Ayala is on hand to see him honored at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial today.

Fellow officers salute Hector Ayala at the National Law Enforcement Memorial. (Photo: Brad Bell/ABC7)

Ayala, 31, was killed in a car accident on April 5, 2010 in on Randolph Road in Wheaton. He was responding to an emergency call from a fellow officer who needed backup.

His wife, Melissa, was pregnant with triplets at the time of his death.

Ayala's name was added to the memorial, which was dedicated in 1991 and contains the names of over 19,000 fallen officers, on Thursday.

Melissa and the children at the ceremony (Photo: Brad Bell/ABC7):

If you would like to donate to the Ayala Family, please send your donation to the below address:

Montgomery County Law Enforcement Officers Relief Fund, 18512 Office Park Dr., Montgomery Village, MD 20886.

Checks can be made out to MCLEORF and please write "Ayala Family" in the memo area.

All Donations to MCLEORF are *tax deductible and 100% of donations with "Ayala Family" in the memo line will go to the Ayala family. *Contributions to the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Officers Relief Fund, a tax exempt organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes.

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