Waco: Ceremony honors officers killed in the line of duty
- Author: Nancy Warren May 20, 2017,
May 20, 2017, 0:32
Authorizes the governor of a state to proclaim the American flag be flown at half-staff to honor a first responder who died in the line of duty. Ted Foss, and Winona County Sheriff's Investigator John Schneider, the continuing loss of law enforcement officers is a tragic loss to the entire nation. Some of the surviving family members accompanied the officers.
This comes after he gave a full-throated support to the men and women in blue earlier on Monday at 36th annual National Peace Officers's Memorial Service where he defended police officers from "unfair defamation and vilification".
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 143 police officers died in the line of duty past year - the highest figure since 2011, when 178 officers died.
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Sen. Jake Corman, R-Benner Township, spoke of the uncertainty of working in law enforcement, saying his life remains fairly predictable when it comes to the men and women in police uniforms who may not know if they will make it home that night.
Officers from several area agencies presented the colors and participated in the ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty.
"It doesn't matter the decades of improvement in technology, equipment and training have been given to law enforcement. I am confident the six pieces of legislation that will be voted on this week will provide USA law enforcement with the federal resources and support they need to continue keeping us safe".
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I am very thankful for the diligence and service of the law enforcement officers of the 1st District of Tennessee and around the country, and I greatly respect the way they courageously defend our communities. "To the families of our fallen officers, you remain in our hearts year round".
DART Police Chief James D. Spiller also revealed a street sign in the parking lot called "Officer Brent Thompson Way".
Hundreds of Southern Nevada law enforcement officers, family and friends gather at Police Memorial Park to honor the 47 local law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty, Thursday, May 18, 2017.
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"There are twinges of sadness, as you see the family go up". He was joined by North Las Vegas Police Chief Alex Perez, City Councilman and former Metro Police Capt. Stavros Anthony, among other leaders in the Las Vegas Valley police community.