Remember those who keep us safe

And it's something that's done every year to honor fallen officers from around the country.

The four correctional officers killed by inmates were among the 93 law enforcement officers nationwide who died in the line of duty in 2017, and whose names will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial during a candlelight vigil set for Sunday at 8 p.m.

A total of 21, 541 names are engraved into the wall, six of them were killed in North Carolina within the previous year. The Attorney General then commenced the reading of the fallen officers' names.

"There will be a law enforcement honor guard", said Brothers, "and that will consist of members of the Clarinda Police Department and the Page County Sheriff's Office, where we will post the colors, and lower the United States flag to half staff". Memorial service in Clarksville at police headquarters. Deputy William A Maxwell, former Plymouth County Sheriff's Deputy, was killed back in 1919. In our region, Pennsylvania has lost 919 officers, OH has lost 801 officers and West Virginia has lost 181 officers. There are now three that I worked directly with listed on that wall, and several more whose names I knew from those who worked with them. By that act, its objective was defined "as a memorial to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and in recognition of the selfless dedication of all law enforcement officers in the day-to-day performance of their duties".

"Law enforcement officers run toward conflict and gunfire to protect innocent lives in an environment where they are highly scrutinized on social media and in cell phone video clips", Kirsch said in a press release. "He was the ultimate peace officer, just a great young man, an excellent trooper, an excellent law enforcement officer".

The New Providence Police officers raised nearly $6,000 in order to ride and spent an additional $2,000 of their own funds to purchase bicycles, uniforms and additional items needed for the three day ride. We encourage our readers to ensure they have a positive exchange with an officer by thanking them, and their families, for their service.

"The 21,541 fallen heroes, whose names embrace us this evening, came from different states, counties and towns across America", Craig W. Floyd, Chief Executive Officer of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, said.

Vanessa Coleman