As National Police Week comes to a close, let’s recap all the ways in which our heroes were honored all across the country.
In Hunt County, Texas, the Sheriff’s office hosted a memorial service and meet and greet. Families of fallen officers were presented with a folded flag.
In Bristol, Virginia, the Southwest Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy is planning on building a memorial to honor fallen officers. The project involved research to find officers that were killed in southwest Virginia. The memorial will contain 82 name.
In Clarksville, Tennessee, dozens gathered for the annual memorial, which includes the reading of names of officers who have died in the line of duty. The list dates back to 1945 and includes eight officers from this past year.
In Bakersfield, California, officers attended a ceremony honoring the fallen. Their list dates back to 1845, but Chief Martin brought to attention that 145 officers across the country died just this past year, and that most of the deaths were caused by ambushes. Martin also noted that people need to remember the families of the fallen officers.
National Police Week is a well-deserved ode of respect to our officers, but we need to remember them and their families all year. You can make a difference today by donating to LECF. Click here to learn more.