As Steven J. Vincent's life was remembered, his son was brave enough to read the heralded poem for the crowd.

There is not greater love we know, than for one to lay down his life for another. Men and women who wear the badge and promise to protect us, unfortunately pay the ultimate price sometimes. According to the Louisiana State Police, 29 State Troopers has lost their lives while serving the people of Louisiana.

One of those being Senior Trooper Steven J. Vincent.

Vincent was killed in the line of duty on August 24, 2015. Earlier this week he was honored in a ceremony of family, friends and fellow troopers for his sacrifice. His name was also added to the memorial site, along with Louisiana Highway Commission Patrolman Frank Brown Jr. in Baton Rouge. Vincent's son read a poem called "The Monument" for the crowd.

It was incredibly powerful. And how brave is he for getting up and doing that?

You can watch it here:

The poem says this:

I never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face

"In the line of duty" I hear them say
My family now the price will pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years

The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
And pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me
And with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, let my name be the last