ATLANTIC CITY — A ceremony will be held today to mark nine years since a city officer was killed in the line of duty.

Thomas McMeekin was 28 when he was struck by a charter bus as he directed traffic around an accident in which pedestrians had been injured on March 3, 2005. He died the next day.

Family, friends and fellow officers will meet 11. a.m. at the area of Atlantic and Chelsea avenues where the crash occurred. The five-year veteran left behind a young daughter who is now 11.

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His brother is a city firefighter, as was his father. One of his uncles is former police Chief John Mooney.

Last year, the McMeekin Memorial Scholarship Fund was created to benefit students graduating from Catholic schools and going to Catholic high schools in the area. McMeekin went to Star of the Sea in Atlantic City and graduated from Holy Spirit High School.

Six $1,000 scholarships will be given out in its inaugural year, said Jim House.

Applications must be in by April 30.

Anyone who may want to donate can send a check to the McMeekin Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of St. Nicolas of Tolentine Church, 1409 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City 08401.

Lynda Cohen

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