WACO, Texas (AP) Some law officers visited the Branch Davidian compound site near Waco to mark 15 years since the beginning of a deadly siege.

Four federal agents died and six Davidians were killed in the Feb. 28, 1993, shootout that started the 51-day standoff.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports some law officers Thursday stopped by the area to pay their respects to the slain agents.

Gunfire broke out when officers tried to arrest Davidian leader David Koresh (kuh-RESH') on charges he was stockpiling guns and explosives.

About 80 people in the compound died in the April 19, 1993, blaze that consumed the complex.

The government claims the Davidians committed suicide by setting the fire and shooting themselves. An independent investigation concluded Koresh was solely to blame.

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