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Cape Cod police departments mark National Peace Officers Day

22 May, 2017, 17:16 | Author: Melody Ballard
  • Last year's Police Memorial Day service in Savannah

Officer Bruno of the APD was one of 34 K-9's to die in the line of duty a year ago.

In honor of National Peace Officers' Memorial Day, Minnesota officers who died in the line of duty are being honored at the State Capitol and around the Twin Cities.

Police agencies paused Monday to honor officers who lost their lives while serving their communities.

Every day, our police officers and staff go out to work not knowing what they might face, but do so with the utmost professionalism and bravery.

The lighting of blue lights on Monday night is part of a celebration of Peace Officers Memorial Day, a 55-year-old tradition started by former President John F. Kennedy, the Daily Mail reported.

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Several officers said that by the end of the week, they hoped to visit the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial itself, where there are several newly etched names in the marble. "This is a demanding career choice, there's a lot of sacrifice for not only those who are in law enforcement, but their families as well. It hits home because this could happen to any one of us", Robinson said.

"We don't ever want to forget the sacrifice that these officers paid, giving up their life in the line of duty", said Chief Mickey Miller.

Earlier Monday in the Oval Office, Trump signed a proclamation to mark Peace Officers' Memorial Week and Police Week. "We thank them tremendously". "More officers were slain last year in ambushes than in any year in more than two decade", he said.

Vice President Mike Pence also spoke, promising to all law enforcement, the support, resources and training, "that the men and women of law enforcement deserve".

We're able to use a lot more verbalization.

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