JFK's National Police Week: Candlelight Vigil honors fallen Peace Officers

Minnie Murray
May 15, 2018

The service is followed by the placement of a memorial wreath at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.

Police officers Carlos Nunez and Damian Eglesfield accepted a proclamation on behalf of the Cloverdale Police Department at the meeting. The men and women of the Marshalltown Police Department are dedicated to providing our community with high quality and professional law enforcement services.

Across the nation, communities will come together May 13-19 for National Police Week to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the loved ones and fellow officers they left behind.

It's that time of year again as residents and police honor those who serve and protect for the 38th Annual Police Memorial Event. And so far in 2018, 48 officers have died in the line of duty nationwide, with over half of the deaths resulting from gun-related incidents. We all know that in the performance of that duty we lose the lives of some fine officers every day. U.S. Attorney Kennedy took part the Law Enforcement Memorial Service in Buffalo this morning at St. Joseph Cathedral.

A number of commemorative events are taking place across the country and locally. The courageous men and women of our Nation's law enforcement work long hours, often in risky situations, to protect our lives, liberty, and property. Memorial service in Clarksville at police headquarters. While there may be a few bad actors, law enforcement officers work in a system that provides numerous opportunities for criticism, redress, appeal, and improvement.

Pursuant to the same resolution, Tuesday, May 15, is National Peace Officers Memorial Day, when we honor law enforcement officers who have been killed or injured in the line of duty. Tragically, 128 police officers died in the line of duty nationwide past year. "We invite everyone who would like to show their respect for the fallen officers and to support our own Baytown Police Officers who work daily to keep our streets, homes and businesses safe".

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