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William Truesdale is the only Alexandria sheriff's deputy to have died in the line of duty. In 1981, he was shot by an inmate trying to escape while on the way from the jail to the courthouse.

City officials dedicated the jail with Truesdale's name during a ceremony Thursday.

"This dedication will be everlasting, and certainly a great honor and tribute to a great person," says Mayor Bill Euille.

Several members of the Truesdale family were at the ceremony, including a son who was sworn in as a deputy sheriff. William Truesdale's daughter, Laurie Truesdale, recalled her father's sense of public service.

"My dad said his favorite verse was 'Let the life I've lived, the service I've given, speak for me,'" she said at the ceremony. "Let it speak loud and clear for all the sheriffs and law-enforcement officers who fall in the line of duty."

The man who killed Truesdale was later tried for capital murder and executed.

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