Fallen officers, families left behind, remembered

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This retreat for law enforcement officers is not only meant to provide downtime for police and corrections officers, but it will also offer respite and relaxation for two families who each lost a loved one to cancer attributed to their help in rescue and recovery efforts after terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center.

South Bend Police will have a ceremony Friday. People like you make the world a better (and much safer) place.

In tribute to the American law enforcement officers at the request of the national Law enforcement officers Memorial fund, public wall 103 - 322 designates May 15 national peace officers Memorial day, which is one of only two days each year during which government agencies, businesses, and residents are to fly their USA flags at half-staff.

On Saturday night, thousands of police officers gathered in Washington D.C. for a candlelight vigil to kick off "Police Week", the annual observance of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

The Elgin Police Department has been a leader in policing for more than 20 years, working collaboratively with residents to address crime and other issues in the city, Kaptain said.

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The memorial event ended with the last call to fallen officers by the Dothan Police Communications Center and a closing prayer by Dothan Police Chaplain Tom Skeen. Everyone hopes that their fellow brothers and sisters would step up and support each other's families just in case they have to have a memorial for them. Their profession sets them apart to some degree in that they risk their lives daily for the communities they serve.

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley says our rights depend on the peace, order and stability that the rule of law brings.

Engraved in stone are five names of officers who died in the line of duty - one officer from the Roseburg Police Department and four from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Each of the 18 names was read aloud, members of the eternal roll that the ceremony seeks to remember. "It's a duty and a responsibility for law enforcement agencies, as well as the community, to remember the sacrifice of the officers who did give their lives and service to the community, as well as the families that are left behind".

In 2016, for the first time in the 36-year history of the event, neither the President of the United States, nor the Vice President bothered to show up to speak for and comfort those who mourned. Your kind words of praise and support truly do encourage and motivate us. Departments across the country generally observe local memorial ceremonies during that week. Officers believe it never gets easy serving as an officer, but it's worth it to protect their community. Like many of you, I understand and respect the great sacrifices our fearless, devoted officers make every day protecting us from danger.

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