The names of 394 US law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty will be formally dedicated on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, during the 29th Annual Candlelight Vigil held on the national Mall between 4 and 7 streets in Washington, DC on the evening of May 13. The Attorney General then commenced the reading of the fallen officers’ names.
But both groups are in the District for National Police Week.
Saturday evening his name was read aloud at the candlelight vigil in Washington by Rusk County Sheriff Jeffrey Wallace. We mourn these fallen officers.
Massachusetts State Trooper Thomas Clardy and Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarantino were included in a list of 143 law enforcement officers whose names will be engraved onto the wall of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
The 2017 Kenosha County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony was held Wednesday in Kenosha.
“We gather tonight on the National Mall, under the shadows of two of this city’s most recognizable monuments, joined by the need and desire, the privilege, to honor the 21,183 names on the sacred Memorial walls”, said Craig W. Floyd, President and CEO of the Memorial Fund. He also presented a memorial from the American Police Hall of Fame to Officer Ventura’s widow, Maggie.
24 of the 394 officers honored are from Texas. For the ninth year, the ceremony will be streamed live so that people across the country can witness this annual tribute to America’s law enforcement officers.
On Sunday morning there was a little friendly competition among law enforcement.
Law enforcement officers were honored nationwide on Saturday as thousands came together to remember those who were killed in the line of duty.