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On Aug. 19, 2010, Ray County resident Peggy Hockemeier began a typical day, but at 9:30 that morning her life changed dramatically as an intruder came through the door of her home.
Peggy, at 5’2” and 110 pounds, found herself face-to-face with a 6’4”, 240-pound escaped convict holding a rail spike in his hand. She will share her story, her recovery and her response at the 2012 Annual Victims’ Rights Breakfast in Lexignton.
The Lafayette County Prosecutor’s Office will host its 2012 Annual Victims’ Rights Breakfast on April 26 at 8 a.m. to coincide with National Victims’ Rights Week.
This year’s breakfast, to be held at The Carriage House, 1211 Franklin Street, Lexington, will represent the first time that the event is presented and led by victims of crime. The breakfast is free and open to the public.
The purpose of the event is to pay tribute to the millions of crime victims over the decades who have summoned the strength to rebuild their shattered lives, families, and communities, one step at a time.
The breakfast also honors those in service-oriented occupations who serve victims on a daily basis. The Lafayette County Prosecutor’s office works closely with law enforcement, social-service agencies, domestic-violence shelters, counseling agencies and the courts to ensure that victims have a voice in the criminal justice system.
All are invited and welcome to attend. Reservations are requested: 660-259-6181.