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Missouri State Highway Patrol honors one of its own

This is the 24th year, the Missouri State Highway Patrol has held the blood drive in memory of Corporal Michael Webster. (Louis Finley/KTVO)

The Missouri State Highway Patrol honored one of its own last week, holding blood drives throughout the state in his memory.

"It's a very easy way for people to save lives," said Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B Sargent Eric Brown.

Corporal Michael Webster died 24 years ago in the line of duty after he was struck by a drunk driver.

"When you experience things like the shooting in Las Vegas, it makes a need for that blood even higher. It makes it even more important for people to give blood," Brown said.

Since Webster's death, his family has held a blood drive in his memory around the time of his death.

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