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

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

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

And it's something that's done every year to honor fallen officers from around the country.

A total of 21, 541 names are engraved into the wall, six of them were killed in North Carolina within the a year ago. In 2018 to date, 53 police officers have been killed in the line of duty, including three from New York State.

'These are special people, ' the president said during a tribute to fallen officers at the Capitol on Tuesday, as he met with family members of slain officer Miosotis Familia, who was shot while sitting in her squad auto in the Bronx at the start of her shift on July 5.

For more information, including the names of officers added this year to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, visit.

It was a somber morning at the statehouse, as the community honors officers killed in the line of duty.

Clarinda Police Chaplain Dr. Richard Iske officiates the service, with the Clarinda American Legion Sergy Post 98 providing a volley salute and taps.

"It is an honor and privilege for me to serve with the dedicated professionals of the Greensburg Police Department".

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An estimated 30,000 people attended the ceremony in person, including surviving family members, friends, law enforcement colleagues, and others. The other is Memorial Day.

A fourth prison worker, Geoffrey Howe, also died as a result of the inmate attack at Pasquotank Correctional Institute previous year.

Kennedy, 36, was the victim of the first fatal accident involving an officer in the history of the Mount Airy Police Department.

In support of National Police Week, Hiland suggested citizens to adorn the front of their homes and local businesses in blue ribbons and place blue-tinted light bulbs on their outside lighting for the week. Memorial at in Gallatin at Sumner County Sheriff's Office.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Chico, there will be a service recognizing and honoring members of California's extensive law enforcement family.

"Sergeant Baker recommends simply thanking a law enforcement officer for what they do the next time you see one. Their courage and sacrifice will always be remembered".

Friday night's memorial and candlelight vigil were held as part of National Police Week, which ends on Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15. The resolution also created National Police Week as an annual tribute to law enforcement service and sacrifice.

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