Members of the Dallas police choir sang in front of the families, friends and police officers who gathered near City Hall to remember the officers who have died in the line of duty, including the four Dallas officers and the DART officer who were killed on July 7.
He tossed a "45" hat midway through his remarks to a young boy he identified as Micah, whose father had died in the line of duty.
During her address, she recalled Operation Matador, which took place last year and led to the arrest of more than a dozen members of the worldwide criminal gang MS-13, seemingly ending a two-year spate of murders and attacks perpetrated by the gang's local clique.
"They just wanted to make a difference in their communities", Sterling said, explaining that honoring the fallen is much more than reciting numbers. Three of the officers killed that night were under his command.
Local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty were remembered Thursday morning in a ceremony paying tribute to their sacrifice.
As law enforcement members gathered in Santa Maria to remember the 10 officers killed in the line of duty across California in 2016, a retired lieutenant said he often has been asked why he chose the risky career.
Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino spoke during the event and presented a proclamation declaring Wednesday as Peace Officers' Memorial Day and the entire week as Police Week in the city. The ceremony will take place at the Louisiana State Police Training Academy Auditorium on Independence Blvd.
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"As we honor the work and sacrifices made by our law enforcement officers throughout Police Week, we need to offer more than kind words - we need action to support law enforcement as they work to keep OH communities safe", Brown said. Their life stories and charitable hearts you certainly know.
"We're here to celebrate and remember. all that they were, all that they did and all that they stood for", Sterling said.
The event, which is set for May 19 and 21, includes fellowship, friendly competitions, cruises and other family-oriented activities, as well as seminars on police-related topics. "I want to thank these handsome law enforcement officers, you stand between us and those that want to cause evil every day". He said he talked with a group of women, all of whom lost husbands while on duty, and heard them describe "the pain, the suffering that never ends". A top priority, she said, would be to. Funderbunk said she attends the memorial service yearly.
Deputy Mason's senseless murder brought to 50 the number of officers killed in the line of duty already from January 1 through May 16 this year. Bob Whitt. Whitt works with the Elgin Police Department's division for community outreach and is the founder of Building on Collaboration.
"It's very emotional", said Peggy Phillippi, widow of Virginia State Police Sgt. James Michael Phillippi, after the ceremony.
"We have a good county and good citizens in the county and they support law enforcement". When we lose an officer, the community is affected, the department is affected. They included eight from Georgia, the fourth highest state toll in the nation. There have been no on-duty deaths among the Bullhead City, Kingman or Lake Havasu City police departments.