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Tree planting ceremony for National Crime Victims' Rights week

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - It's often suspects' names we remember when a crime happens.
But Friday community members came together to remember crime victims.
Each one has a story.  
The event marked National Crime Victims' Rights week.
A tree was planted in Coolidge Park to honor victims, including Dustin Ledford of Bradley County, who died in 2011 when the car he was driving was hit by a drunk driver. His mother Kim Ledford has been pushing for "Dustin's Law" for several years now. The bill would make the penalty for drunk drivers more harsh in Tennessee, especially if the driver hurts someone. Mrs. Ledford was presented with an award for her advocacy.

Lisa Fox, director of Victim Services for the Tennessee Board of Parole said the trees serve as a reminder.  

This ceremony was one of 10 tree planting ceremonies across Tennessee this week.  
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