Most Dangerous for Police Officers in 5 Years

Ellen Mills
May 17, 2017

A wreath was placed at the Fallen Peace Officer Memorial in Sunner Park in Cedar Rapids to remember fallen officers.

Boca's police Honor Guard marched into the police plaza Monday to raise a flag while the department's rifle team fired three shots in salute to officers. "The names of more than 21,000 men and women who wore the uniform grace the Memorial walls, and they deserve all the recognition this day bestows on them".

The first National Police Memorial Day was proclaimed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, and the week in which it falls would then be designated National Police Week.

Police organizations in the area held memorial services Monday in observance of National Peace Officer Memorial Day.

He said "attacks on our police are a stain on the fabric of our society".

Law enforcement officers from across the panhandle attended the service.

Officers from all over Minnesota have traveled to the State Police Memorial, where they stand in silent vigil for 30-minute shifts.

Local officer says they were honored to show their support to families.

Of those officers, 143 of them died previous year. "And we certainly don't want to let their families ever go without us thanking them for their service that their loved ones gave".

In the 45-year history of the Hendersonville Police Department, four officers have died while on the job.

President Donald Trump look at his pen after signing a law enforcement proclamation, Monday, May 15, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

Trump promised to fund, train, and equip law enforcement agencies around the country as part of his promise to keep America safe.

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