New Video Honors Fallen Campus Officers During National Police Week

New Video Honors Fallen Campus Officers During National Police Week”

"Tonight is about remembrance and tonight is about family", said Metro Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo as about 500 Southern Nevadans, uniformed officers and family members of those killed in the line of duty listened somberly.

National Police Week brings thousands of law enforcement officers to Washington D.C. each year.

"They did their jobs not knowing that responding to the scene of a tragic attack would set into motion another tragedy that they would not realize until many years later" he said.

"May we never forget the ultimate sacrifice made by these fearless men and women", retired sheriff's deputy and Goodview Mayor Steve Baumgart said at the Law Enforcement Memorial Day ceremony, which included Winona police, Winona County Sheriff's deputies and Minnesota state troopers, along with city and county officials.

In recent years, their job has been made much more hard, and it takes a toll on the officers and their families.

The officers will continue to be honored Saturday during the 10th Annual Valor Run at 9 a.m.at Memorial Park, followed by the Memorial Ball at 6 p.m.at the Marriott Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Drive. Additionally, a 2016 report from the National Association of Police Organization shows a 167 percent increase in ambush-style killings of law enforcement officials.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard delivered the keynote speech at the Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony at the Pierre Church of Christ on Wednesday morning, to honor law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.

May 15 was proclaimed Peace Officers Memorial Day by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 and the calendar week in which that day falls is National Police Week.

Each name of the 140 officers was read aloud, spanning across the country and multiple law enforcement disciplines.

Wilburn Willis witnessed one of those situations when he was a Waco police officer in the 1960s. Come out and honor our local men and women in law enforcement, and thank them for their choice to serve. "As a peace officer, when you leave the house everyday you know that there's a potential that you may have to give your life to the community". This is Toby Aguillard first observed as Lafayette Police Chief.

"Our rights and liberties, our whole way of life, depend on the courage of the men and women who wear blue".

As always, feel free to contact my office if I can be of assistance to you or your family. He was joined by North Las Vegas Police Chief Alex Perez, City Councilman and former Metro Police Capt. Stavros Anthony, among other leaders in the Las Vegas Valley police community.

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