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Ceremony honors fallen officers

19 May 2017

James Bradford, director of public relations for the Bradley County Sheriff's Office, estimated about 200 people attended to honor the 59 law enforcement officers from Chattanooga and surrounding areas who had fallen in the line of duty, as well as their survivors.

"He's always been my hero, that's about all I can say", said Richard's 92-year-old father, Ignatious Richard.

"We've lost three deputies in the line of duty in Cherokee County".

From 4-7 p.m. Friday, the Detroit Police Department's Badges of Honor will perform at the 11th Police Precinct. "During National Law Enforcement Week, please take the time to say thank you to the fearless men and women working hard across this nation, each and every day, to bring safety and security to your communities". Tragically, some lose their lives in the line of duty, and this memorial will honour their courage, dedication and sacrifice.

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Along with other police services across the country, North Yorkshire Police has pledged to support the Memorial project, which will be built at the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield in Staffordshire, home to more than 330 memorials.

During the ceremony, City Commissioners John Villarreal and Cesar De Leon and Commissioners Elect Ben Neece and Joel Munguia presented to the police department a proclamation in honor of National Police Week. "You are that last line of defense to crime and to viciousness", Williams said.

I'd like to say thank you to all law enforcement officers here in Moffat County, both retired and still working.

Since 1907, 17 officers in Berrien County have died on the job (two other men honored at the service used to live locally but worked for departments outside of the county).

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"We're here to celebrate and remember. all that they were, all that they did and all that they stood for", Sterling said.

"Their real reward is just being recognized, even if it's just a minor thing, someone saying something to you in passing on the street", said Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn.

DART will hold a special ceremony Thursday for Officer Brent Thompson, who was also killed during the attack.

"Today is a token of our gratitude".

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Logan B. Anderson covers city government in Santa Maria for Lee Central Coast Newspapers.

Ceremony honors fallen officers