Law enforcement officers nationwide honored during Police Memorial Week

Toni Houston
May 17, 2017

This weekend there was a candlelight vigil on the National Mall in Washington to mark the 394 names added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

A memorial service was held on Monday in front of the Capitol Building where fallen officers and their families were recognized.

Police in Northeast Wisconsin are honoring fallen officers as part of National Police Week.

May 15th was designated as "National Peace Officers Memorial Day" by President John F. Kennedy in 1962.

National Police Week is set aside each May to pay special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

A memorial ceremony Monday morning to honor four fallen Mansfield Police officers, kicked off Police Week on May 15.

"The attacks on our police are a stain on the very fabric of our society and you are entitled to leadership at the highest level", Trump added.

Upstanding law enforcement officers deserve our thanks for putting their lives on the line every day for our safety and security.

The public is also invited to attend these events in support of the Oak Ridge Police Department and law enforcement nationwide.

Officer Bruno of the APD was one of 34 K-9's to die in the line of duty previous year. This provides a unique opportunity to meet others who work in law enforcement.

"We don't want to forget them, and we want the community to back those officers who are out here doing everything they can to protect the citizens", said Green.

"They've had it with what's going on, and we're going to get it taken care of".

The first recorded was officer Newton Perkins of the Jackson Police Department, who died in July 1876.

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