Memorial bench dedicated to Dublin postal workers killed

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DUBLIN, Ohio - The United States Postal Service unveiled a memorial bench in honor of the two employees murdered last year.

Co-workers, families and friends gathered for a ceremony early Friday morning right outside the Emerald Parkway Post Office in Dublin where the two employees worked.

Lance Herrera-Dempsey and Ginger E. Ballard are both remembered with their picture and this message: "Remembered for their outstanding service and dedication to the United States Postal Service and the customers they served. Their lives were cut short on December 23, 1017 while in the performance of their duties. Sorrowfully missed, remembered forever."

Authorities said Deshaune Stewart shot and killed his supervisor, Herrera-Dempsey. He later shot Ballard at a separate location. After further investigation, it was determined that Stewart was under investigation by the U.S. Postal Service.

Sergeant Dave Sicilian who was on the scene of the when the shooting happened said, " I think they were going to terminate him and so he, obviously, appears to have retaliated against his supervisor and the person in charge of the investigation."