It's the anniversary of the death of Deputy Kurt Wyman who was killed in the line of duty during an armed standoff in the Town of Augusta one year ago today.
Family, friends and fellow officers gathered at the Oneida County Law Enforcement Building today for a remembrance ceremony.
Although it was a very emotional day for family, friends and law enforcement, they say it's time to remember Deputy Wyman's legacy.
Fellow officers and loved ones are remembering fallen officer Deputy Kurt Wyman today.
"Our life as a family the way we planned it to be written out has been changed. This is the end of another chapter," said Brian Wyman, the father of the fallen officer.
But, a start to a new one. Deputy Wyman's father says he wants people to remember his son's legacy.
"Kurt's legacy basically revolves around three or four things. He loved his family, he loved his god and his country," said Wyman.
And his legacy will live on within the community.
The Oneida County Law Enforcement Building has been renamed in honor of the fallen deputy, Route 12B that stretches from Clinton to Deansboro will be dedicated to him and a park in his name will soon be built.
Deputy Wyman leaves behind his wife Lauren, son Alexander, and daughter Adyson who turned one-year-old today, the same day her father died in the line of duty.
"My son is very stubborn and so is Kurt. So when he and I are discussing something I see that temperament coming out and it reminds me of Kurt. And his sense of humor I see in Ady... She can run into a wall and giggle," said Lauren.
Lauren says there are days that can be rough.. But there is always someone to lean on, both in and outside of family.
"I think that having my family around it let me break so that I can mourn my loss but I drew a lot of strength from them and it really surprised me because I never allowed myself to do that before," explained Lauren.
Deputy Wyman's father Brian says his grandson still points out pictures of his father. He says it will be their job to fill in the pieces for his grandchildren.