National Police Week 2010: Honoring and Remembering our Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

  Again this year, communities across the United States will come together during National Police Week—May 9-15—to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind.
  This year, the names of 324 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington , DC . These 324 officers include 116 officers who were killed during 2009, plus 208 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now.
  The names of all 324 fallen officers nationwide will be formally dedicated on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington , DC , during the 22nd Annual Candlelight Vigil on the evening of May 13, 2009. So that people across the country can experience this unique and powerful ceremony, the vigil will be webcast live over the Internet beginning at 8 pm (EDT) on May 13. To register for this free online event, visit www.LawMemorial.org/webcast.
  “The 116 officers killed in the line of duty last year was the lowest number of officer deaths in five decades. Still, for the families, loved ones, colleagues and communities of these fallen heroes, the loss is devastating and the sorrow is profound,” said Craig W. Floyd, Chairman and CEO of the Memorial Fund. “National Police Week is a time for all Americans to send a strong message that the service and sacrifice of these heroes were not in vain—that these brave men and women will always be remembered by a grateful nation.”
  For more information about National Police Week, please visit www.LawMemorial.org/policeweek.

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