Peace Officers Memorial Day

Posted May 16, 2018

Knox County officers traveled to Washington D.C. Sunday to honor fallen peace officers on the first day of National Police Week. "On Peace Officers Memorial Day - and every day - we honor the courageous men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty". And it's something that's done every year to honor fallen officers from around the country. "This was actually signed into law by President John F. Kennedy". "His dedication to his community and the rule of law is characteristic of so many of our policemen and women, without whose efforts our communities would not be the same".

Two local police officers will be added. "Each one of those lives is valuable and I think it's appropriate that we're honoring them at this time". "Unfortunately, it's part of the job". "We plan to recognize Trooper Allen and his family". "So when one of us is taken away too soon, it hurts us all".

"I never attended the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial's Police Week prior to his death", he said. The other is Memorial Day. "We certainly hope to see you there".

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions led the tribute in Washington DC, reading the names of the heroic officers killed in the line of duty.

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"It's kind of unbelievable that we are able to send that many people out there", said Heilmann. Deputy William A Maxwell, former Plymouth County Sheriff's Deputy, was killed back in 1919. "It's very troubling, we are a big state. He will be retiring soon, and he is a great speaker".

He further said that he directed the Justice Department to "do anything within their power to defend the lives of American law enforcement". Our officers are our soldiers willing to put forth their lives for the sake of everyone. We can all agree these courageous public servants deserve this powerful acknowledgment in recognition of their sacrifice.

The memorial outside the state capitol now lists 277 fallen officers.