Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony honors fallen officers, deputies

Though he was a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs officer, he still rushed to Planned Parenthood in 2015 to help stop an active shooter who had already killed civilians and then later died himself.

Last week, CMPD officers biked to Washington to honor fallen officers and to visit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. "When we respond to these things we go through the 'what ifs.' God bless these young people that want to get in this profession because they care about you", Reynolds said, pointing to a young girl in the front row. Some of the surviving family members accompanied the officers.

His words came during the 2017 Southwest Missouri Peace Officers Memorial Service Thursday in Springfield.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. This week, the United States will honor our courageous law enforcement officers during National Police Week.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard delivered the keynote speech at the Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony at the Pierre Church of Christ on Wednesday morning, to honor law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.

- Twelve law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in St. Lucie County were remembered Thursday in a memorial service during National Police Week.

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During the service, loved ones of those killed were given roses. One of the cases holds Thompson's uniform, badge and name plate, and the other displays memorabilia of the fallen four Dallas officers.

"These are officers that put themselves in harms way, sacrificed in order to serve their communities", Hewitt Police Chief James Devlin said.

"They just wanted to make a difference in their communities", Sterling said, explaining that honoring the fallen is much more than reciting numbers.

The writer, a retired physician and a former mayor of Johnson City, represents the 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Alfonso Moody