Keisha LeCroy knows from experience the anguish of losing a loved one in the line of duty.

Her husband, Georgia State Trooper Chad LeCroy, was shot to death following a traffic stop last December.

She says her heart goes out to the widow of Athens-Clarke County Senior Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian.

“It’s very hard. I just hope that she is strong through all of this and can be there for the kids. It’s where you got to be, there with the kids. She’ll get through it,” said LeCroy.

LeCroy sat down with Channel 2 Action News reporter Tom Regan.

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She said she can’t give enough thanks to all of those who have supported her through the tragedy of her husband’s violent death.

“I have been strong through this. That is how Chad would want me to be. The support has been phenomenal,” LeCroy said.

LeCroy is paying honor to her late husband by launching a petition drive to enact a law that would impose tougher penalties on convicted felons who violate probation and make it harder for repeat offenders to be released on probation.

She calls it “Chad’s Law.”

The man charged in her husband’s murder, Gregory Favors, has a lengthy criminal record and was out on probation when the incident happened.

“My husband would be here today if he had been behind bars.” LeCroy said.