President Trump, AG Sessions to speak at National Peace Officers' Memorial Service

Central Police Services hosts law enforcement memorial service

Central Police Services hosts law enforcement memorial service

Hawkins County's fallen law enforcement officers include Gerald Gibson, on July 12, 2000; John Wesley Wright on August 16, 1988; and Drew Harrell on June 15, 1937.

Hundreds from the law enforcement community attended the ceremony along with family and friends of those who sacrificed their lives for their community.

The proclamation said officers killed in the line of duty were honored during the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund's 30th Annual Candlelight Vigil on May 13 as part of National Police Week. That's why we need police officers - to enforce the law.

As the last notes of Taps drifted into the night at the conclusion of this year's Candlelight Vigil, the rain started to drop from the heavens, having patiently held off for the 90-minute remembrance event honoring those officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. In Idaho, we have lost 71 officers since 1883.

"While it takes many important attributes to be a successful police officer - courage, toughness, intelligence - the one attribute shared by the very best in the law enforcement profession is a sense of selfless love", said U.S. Attorney Kennedy.

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These 360 officers include 129 officers who were killed during 2017, plus 231 officers who died in previous years.

The annual Federal Bureau of Investigation report released last week reflected a national total of 93 officers killed in the line of duty past year, including New York State Police Trooper Joel Davis, killed in Jefferson County last July.

"We're calling on Congress to secure our borders, support our border agents, stop sanctuary cities and shutdown polities that release violent criminals back into our communities", Trump said during a speech in conjunction with National Police Week, an annual event that convenes in the nation's capital. And it's something that's done every year to honor fallen officers from around the country. Memorial service in Clarksville at police headquarters.

Relatives of area slain officers will be in attendance along with law enforcement officers representing surrounding agencies. On this Peace Officers Memorial Day, that is a fitting tribute to our fallen heroes and an effective expression of gratitude for those who continue to protect and serve.

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