Peace Officers Memorial Day honors fallen officers

16 May 2018, 07:51 | Isaac Mcdaniel

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The Dalton Police Department hosted its annual Peace Officers Memorial Day. "And you think of all those wonderful things and all the good times we had, and it's just heartbreaking knowing that he's not here at least not in person, I'm hoping he's here in spirit", Det.

Speaking at the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service Tuesday in Washington, D.C., President Trump honored the American law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty and pledged to do everything in his power to protect those now serving.

A Minnesota artist has created the image for a new specialty Minnesota license plate honoring law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Clinton police Officer Gary Michael was included in that ceremony.

Photo above: A remembrance of AJPD Officer Russell Duncan, who passed in a training accident in 1983, will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16 in front of the police department, 1001 N. Idaho Rd. In 2017, 135 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty. Included in the program was brief information about El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick, who was shot and killed on February 5, and Heath McDonald Gumm, an Adams County Sheriff's Office deputy who was shot and killed on January 24, as well as Parrish. "Mom said dad loved being a police officer".

The name of 20 fallen officers from Washington, Benton and Madison counties were read at the service.

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Reddick's entire family attended Tuesday's event to honor their family member, partner and friend. President Donald Trump spoke at the national ceremony honoring fallen officers Tuesday morning at the U.S. Capitol.

Nationally, 128 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in 2017.

"I wish that I would've been the last, but I'm not, and nor will I ever be", said Sharron Johnson, a sergeant in Sumter County.

The United States Attorney's Office is dedicated to supporting our law enforcement partners at every level. "I usually write a letter to the family, telling them that, you know, who we are and that we are with them, we understand their pain".

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