In a tough climate for police, memorial service honors county's fallen officers

May 20, 2017, 00:27
In a tough climate for police, memorial service honors county's fallen officers

Dale said the Brownsville Police Department has not had an officer killed in the line of duty since Captain Alfred Basler died in 1945.

National Police Week brings thousands of law enforcement officers to Washington D.C. each year. "When we respond to these things we go through the 'what ifs.' God bless these young people that want to get in this profession because they care about you", Reynolds said, pointing to a young girl in the front row. This second event allowed surviving family members and co-workers more opportunities to learn about coping and grief, and to build important social connections.

Lombardo was one of several speakers at the annual event, held at Police Memorial Park, 3520 Metro Academy Way.

This Monday, President Trump declared May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day.

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Law enforcement officers from various agencies operating in Southern Nevada, from local to federal levels, represented their respective forces in uniform as they formed a pathway for ceremony presiders and instrumental music groups to pass through.

Acadiana paying tribute to police officers killed in the line of duty as part of National Police Week.

Sixty officers competed in the fitness challenge, spending a minute at one of four stations, including a row machine, box steps, an assault bike and burpees.

Meanwhile, the sheriff said the memorial service is a reminder of the officers' oath.

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Lt. Gov. Brad Little also spoke during the service, saying it's honor to serve a state filled with courageous men and women.

He noted that most police officers are active in their communities, as spouses, mothers or fathers, athletic coaches, tutors, church members or volunteers in civic groups. "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". Please join me in continuing to pray for these individuals and the service to which they're committed on our behalf.

As always, feel free to contact my office if I can be of assistance to you or your family.

Mayor Linda Tyer proclaimed it Police Week in the City of Pittsfield.

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