Unfortunately, not all of them get to come home at the end of their shifts. As for new cases filed that same year, 346 other officers were victims of crime.
"We all owe them a huge debt of gratitude".
"During the 12 months of his fight [against cancer], I felt the arms of this community wrap themselves around me", she said. "So, I think people are really emotionally attached to this this year and I think we need to be here for these families", Mata said.
The service and sacrifice of all officers killed in the line of duty were honored during the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's 30th annual Candlelight Vigil May 13 and during the South Dakota Law Enforcement Memorial service May 15. He said hearts overflow with grief over last summer's deaths.
"We lose a lot of officers every year in the line of duty, but we also lose a lot of officers across the country to poor physical fitness and health", Stroud said. Three of the officers killed that night were under his command.
The ceremony Wednesday morning began with a march from Griffin and Young streets in Downtown Dallas to a memorial outside DPD headquarters.DPD headquarters.
The Chattanooga Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff's Office hosted the 2017 ceremony.
In case of rain, the ceremony will held in the lobby of the Riverview Hall.
"Let us unite behind our men and women that serve us".
"It was so hard on my husband because they were so close".
"Very much so, honor them, and enjoy associating with them", he said.
"We're like a big family". Memorial services like this one bring back the reality of how risky it can be for law enforcement on the job every day.
During her address, she recalled Operation Matador, which took place last year and led to the arrest of more than a dozen members of the worldwide criminal gang MS-13, seemingly ending a two-year spate of murders and attacks perpetrated by the gang's local clique.
Myrick said he wishes the general population would realize the motivations of the average law enforcement official and respect the sacrifice. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made, and continue to make, to protect your community. "Not only are they interacting with police, but you're also helping HopeWest and providing grief programs for children here in our community", says Callie Varra of HopeWest.
"It's a very unsafe job, they realize that, the families realize that and this is just a wonderful way to show their appreciation to the families and to the officers themselves", Rigel said.
Near the conclusion of the service, BHCPD Lt. Nick Sessions read a somber roll call: the names of 57 Tri-state law enforcement members who have died in the line of duty since 1900.
He said he participated in a Concerns Of Police Survivors charity walk and met a number of people touched by the tragic loss of a law enforcement officer. This is Toby Aguillard first observed as Lafayette Police Chief.
According to the National Police Week website, former U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that May 15 would be known as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week on which that date falls will be known as Police Week. The ceremony is at Serene Memorial Gardens in Moss Point. "Today, we give honor and tribute to those who laid down their lives", said Stephenson.
Logan B. Anderson covers city government in Santa Maria for Lee Central Coast Newspapers.