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Flags will be flown at half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

16 May 2018
Flags will be flown at half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

Nationally, last night the 30th annual vigil was held at the National Mall in Washington D.C.to read the 129 officers names who died. Delong was driving a Chevrolet pickup, which was reportedly stolen from Devils Lake.

Since Dec. 31, 2017, three peace officers across the state have been killed. With his wife, he has attended ceremonies in the state for fallen officers "knowing full well that by the grace of God and a quarter of an inch we weren't burying our son", he said.

Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of OR, recognize the service and sacrifice of federal, state, local, and tribal police officers on the occasion of National Police Week, and commented Monday on the FBI's 2017 Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted report.

This year, 360 names have been added to the memorial including four officers who served the citizens of Arkansas.

"National Law Enforcement Officers" say there are now over 20 thousand names on the memorial.

Memorial Service in Newport News- May 15 at 7 p.m.at Mariners Museum and Park, 100 Museum Dr.

Drew County Sheriff's Deputy Timothy Braden gave his life while serving and protecting his community.

Sixty-four North Dakota peace officers have died in the line of duty since 1882, when the first line of duty death was recorded in what was then Dakota Territory. Familia joined the New York Police Department in 2005 and was shot point blank a year ago in her auto while on duty in the Bronx.

Lompoc police officers will also hold a ceremony Wednesday. The event will also include presentations by the Chico Police Department Honor Guard, Butte Sheriff's Office Honor Guard and the California Highway Patrol Honor Guard.

U.S. Attorney Kennedy further stated, "I offer condolences to the families of our fallen heroes and a humble thanks to all of the men and women of federal, state and local law enforcement - living and deceased". "We invite everyone who would like to show their respect for the fallen officers and to support our own Baytown Police Officers who work daily to keep our streets, homes and businesses safe".