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Family holds 'Troy Day' to remember man killed in encounter with DeKalb police
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DECATUR, Ga. -- Loved ones came out Saturday to celebrate the life of a man who died last August during an encounter with DeKalb police.

The commemoration was called "Troy Day" in honor of Troy Robinson.

The event was held at the Mark Trail Park in Decatur and was used as an occasion to celebrate what would have been Robinson's birthday.

He died in 2015 after being tased by DeKalb officers when he ran from a traffic stop.

He then fell off an 8-foot wall.

The medical examiner said that Robinson died as a result of head trauma from the fall.

An attorney for Robinson's family said they want to make sure he's not forgotten.

"There were people who loved him and cared about him and he's, you know, really, really missed," one attorney said.

It's a loss Robinson's mother is still finding hard to come to terms with.

"I miss him so much and I love him so much and he'll never be forgotten," Mary Bradley said. "That's my son; my little joy." 

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