East Tennessee officers honor 360 fallen peace officers at national vigil

East Tennessee officers honor 360 fallen peace officers at national vigil

East Tennessee officers honor 360 fallen peace officers at national vigil

"That is why we are building a national law enforcement museum, which will open on October 11, where the stories of our fallen heroes will be told - the hall of remembrance will be the heart and soul of the museum, but we want it to be a hall of inspiration".

Police officers Carlos Nunez and Damian Eglesfield accepted a proclamation on behalf of the Cloverdale Police Department at the meeting.

"They care and they're trying to do the best that they can, we're just trying to protect people's lives and property, and enforce the laws of the state of North Carolina".

On Peace Officers Memorial Day and during Police Week, we acknowledge the incredible service and sacrifices law enforcement personnel make each day for their fellow Americans.

"Each year we gather together to remember members of our law enforcement family that have been taken from us by acts of violence, by offenders, accidents and catastrophic health incidents during duty", said Auburn Police Chief Paul Register. Each name emphasizes that one death is too many, and that point has been underscored by the Presidential Executive Order on "Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers" and Attorney General Jefferson Sessions' focus on enhancing law enforcement safety and reducing violent crime. I see firsthand how the men and women of law enforcement fulfill their sworn duty to uphold justice every day.

This year's memorial is held in memory of the 16 Texas law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty in the past year.

The vigil is an annual tribute to the nation's law enforcement and has become the signature event of National Police Week.

In honor of National Police Officers' Memorial Week, Clarinda Police's annual memorial ceremony takes place Wednesday afternoon at 2 at the Clarinda Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The funds raised will be used to provide monetary support and awareness for: The Road to Hope Bicycle Ride, Project Active Armor, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), The Officer Down Memorial Page (O.D.M.P.), and Spirit of Blue Foundation.

Relatives of area slain officers will be in attendance along with law enforcement officers representing surrounding agencies.

Halsey B. Frank is USA attorney for Maine.

Amid remarks recognizing fallen officers and their families, Trump also touted his administration's decision to reverse Obama-era limits that prevented police departments from acquiring particular types of military equipment.

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