You come from every community and all walks of life.
“We mourn as one with the families, and we stand shoulder to shoulder with those that have lost one of their own”.
“Police do their job every day, and they’re people who serve our community”, she said.
Cpl. Virgle Dewey Knight, Jr., Special Deputy Ronald Henry Terwilliger and Sgt. Gerald Chirrick were killed in a helicopter accident while on duty on July 23, 1985.
“These are just a few of the many heroes we honor today”, said Sterling, of the Lake Havasu City Police Department, during remarks at Wednesday morning’s Peace Officers Memorial service outside the Bullhead City Police Department.
The Collinsville resident described the ceremony “as something great they do for fallen officers”. Authorities determined his death was duty-related because it was connected with stress from his prior shift.
US President Donald Trump lit the White House with blue lights honouring slain police officers, the media reported.
The annual Indiana County Peace Officers Memorial Service was hosted Wednesday by the Indiana County Sheriff’s Office at Hilltop Baptist Church. Each fallen officer also received a flag and salute.
Hundreds of people gathered for the ceremony, which started with a march through downtown Dallas to the Police Memorial on Akard Street.
“These men and women had family and friends”. They were parents with children left to bear the burden of their loss.
“It’s an experience I hope no other department in North Dakota has to go through again”, he said. Travis Stroud. Three years ago, the department wanted to extend the memorial and added its Fitness for our Fallen Challenge. “We focus on educating and empowering people to develop and implement solutions that build trust and collaboration amongst the various facets of our community”.
“Our weekend will be highlighting the sacrifices these men made not only for NY, but the entire nation”, he said.
Sterling said that all law enforcement officers, as well as other first-responders, know the risks of performing their duties.
“It’s a very unsafe job, they realize that, the families realize that and this is just a wonderful way to show their appreciation to the families and to the officers themselves”, Rigel said. Memorial services like this one bring back the reality of how risky it can be for law enforcement on the job every day.
Each name of the 140 officers was read aloud, spanning across the country and multiple law enforcement disciplines.