Fallen Kissimmee officers added to 'Paint the Trail' mural

- One week after two Kissimmee police officers were shot and killed in the line of duty, their faces now hang among celebrities and other dearly departed in a popular Seminole County mural.

Local artist Jeff Sonken added murals of officer Matthew Baxter and Sgt. Sam Howard to his 'Paint the Trail' project along Ronald Reagan Boulevard in Longwood.

Sonken paints murals of celebrities and other well known people who die and puts them up along the roadside as a tribute.

"When they pass it's almost like somebody we knew passed away,” Sonken said. "It makes people feel good when they see it."

Sonken has added fallen officers in the past and plans to bring work he’s done of fallen Orange County Officers to the piece as well.

He says adding the Kissimmee officers was just the right thing to do.

"I just feel like, if you don't respect police officers, what do you respect?" Sonken said.

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