It’s a somber day in Windsor.

Family, friends and fellow police officers gathered Thursday to remember Const. John Atkinson, who died 10 years ago in the line of duty.

His widow, Shelly Atkinson, and several other members of the community were on hand for the memorial service at Windsor Police Headquarters.

Const. Atkinson was shot in the face during a drug investigation outside an east Windsor convenience store on May 5, 2006.

In 2007, Nikkolas Brennan was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years