Near the end of the ceremony, people in the audience held up blue glow sticks, signifying the thin blue line law enforcement officers walk on every day. This month, two more names were added to the memorial, Special Deputy George H. Yeaman, Jr. and Special Deputy John Frederick Mines.
Additionally, in 2017 there were 46 law enforcement officers killed in line-of-duty incidents as a result of felonious acts - this is a 30 percent decrease from 2016, when 66 law enforcement officer were killed in line-of-duty incidents as a result of felonious acts. Each year during this week, families and colleagues of the fallen travel to our nation's capital for this fitting tribute.
"This year has been a solemn one in New England in particular, with the loss of Sergeant and K9 Officer Sean Gannon of the Yarmouth Police Department, and most recently Corporal Eugene Cole of the Somerset County Sheriff's Office", said Winquist.
Burgum's directive is in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Donald Trump, who called upon all Americans to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Cpl. Michael Middlebrook's daughter rests in the arms of an Honor Guard of the Lafayette Police Department during the opening ceremonies for Police Week.
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Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) together with President Putin. Putin was sworn in for the fourth time as a Russian president.
Hawkins County's fallen law enforcement officers include Gerald Gibson, on July 12, 2000; John Wesley Wright on August 16, 1988; and Drew Harrell on June 15, 1937.
Kennedy, 36, was the victim of the first fatal accident involving an officer in the history of the Mount Airy Police Department. Sheriff Steve Hoffman and the Marshall County Sheriff's Office serve our community with pride and professionalism.
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Texas leads in officer related deaths in the nation. All of the officers honored this year lost their lives serving in 2017.
Sunday started "National Police Week" across America. "I miss him, but I'll always remember the good times we had".
"The 21,541 fallen heroes, whose names embrace us this evening, came from different states, counties and towns across America", Craig W. Floyd, Chief Executive Officer of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, said.