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Officers killed in the line of duty honored at county museum

06 May, 2017, 01:36 | Author: Eddie Kim
  • A memorial ceremony will be held in front of the police memorial at the West Bloomfield police station at noon Wednesday May 3

Officers from Nevada's 30-plus law enforcement agencies gathered in a solemn display at the 20th Annual Nevada Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony.

New police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick presided Wednesday over her first memorial ceremony for Oakland officers killed in the line of duty, telling those in attendance "the courage and dedication of these officers and all who serve is gratefully appreciated".

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania State Police honored their fallen troopers with a special ceremony in Harrisburg.

A Detroit police officer remains in critical condition after being shot in the forehead last night.

The backdrop for the ceremony was the Peace Officer's Memorial, depicting an officer giving care to his fallen partner, with the names of every officer in Nevada who has fallen listed on a Nevada-shaped wall behind them. The baton is run from Southern Nevada to Carson City the week leading up to the event.

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Governor Branstad presents a flag to the family of Officer Thomas Griffin.

The most recent name to be added to the memorial was that of Danny Oliver, a 47-year-old Sacramento County sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot while investigating a suspicious auto at a Motel 6 near the Arden Fair mall on October 24, 2014.

"It was not a particularly easy year for law enforcement across this state, across this great country", Jones said.

Maryland State Police Cpl. Officer Brad Lancaster was shot and killed a year ago this month near the Hollywood Casino.

Citizens are encouraged to come and show support to the men and women who wear a badge in order to make Alaska a safer, better place and to remember those who have lost their lives in the process.

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