National Police Week honors law enforcement

Fallen officers remembered at national candlelight vigil

Tens of thousands of people attended an emotional candlelight vigil Sunday evening in Washington DC to honor law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2017.

In addition to expressing our appreciation for our dedicated law enforcement professionals, we must equip them to carry out the tremendous responsibility of keeping our communities safe.

In the fall, the National Police Officers Museum will finally open. With the addition of the 360 names this year, a total of 21,541 officers' names are engraved on the Memorial. Deputy Braden unfortunately passed away in a auto crash after attempting to stop a vehicle whose driver refused to stop; leading him on a high-speed chase.

All officers and citizens are encouraged to drive with their vehicle's headlights on, in remembrance of the peace officers who have sacrificed their lives while protecting our cities. This includes providing substantial funding for hiring additional police officers, training for active shooter situations, and improving the safety of our Nation's schools.

Description: Patrolman Leo was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call.

(Clarinda) - Clarinda authorities invite the public to a special event remembering fallen law enforcement officers.

Throughout his time in uniform, he continued to pursue opportunities to better serve the community. He was killed one year ago by a prisoner attempting to escape. Hours later, he suffered a fatal heart attack. The fearless men and women of our Nation's law enforcement work long hours, often in risky situations, to protect our lives, liberty, and property.

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This year's events will honor those officers killed in the line of duty from 2017, including Lafayette Police Corporal Michael Middlebrook, who died in the line of duty October 01, 2017.

The annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service will start at noon, Friday at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 3811 N. Main Street. In their profession there is no such thing as an off-duty officer.

"Remember those who not only swore to protect and serve, but they did so".

Isaac said the service is about honoring the memory, dedication and commitment to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Texas leads in officer related deaths in the nation.

Whenever his sees them drive around town, he's always interested in where the vehicle is going, Shaff said, and he loves wearing a SWAT member Halloween costume. And they do it every day, willingly and bravely, despite the dangers and challenges that come with wearing their uniform.

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