Northampton police wearing bracelets to honor fallen officers

Fallen officers remembered during public events

Two Massachusetts Police Officers Killed On Duty Are Honored In DC Ceremony

One of the more somber observances of the week is on Monday May 15, which is National Police Memorial Day, when all those fallen police officers nationwide are honored in memorial services across the country.

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President Trump urged Americans to say "thank you" to police officers they encounter on the beat, saying Monday it would be the priority of his administration for the nation's police to be treated with the honor they deserved.

The annual ceremony honors law enforcement professionals that gave their lives in the line of duty, like the 17 police officers or sheriff's deputies from Racine County. During the last 10 years, 1,512 officers have died in the line of duty, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Trump was joined by families of law enforcement earlier in the day in the Oval Office, where he signed a proclamation and said he would enlist the Justice Department to develop strategies to prevent and prosecute violent crimes against law enforcement.

National Police Week draws in between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees. It's most fitting that we pay tribute to the fallen 22 officers today.

As the state's chief law enforcement officer, Fox expressed his gratitude for the hard work and sacrifices made by all branches of law enforcement.

The president discussed how his "law and order" approach to policing would benefit officers, and met with families in the crowd, even throwing his hat to a boy who'd lost a parent.

The blue traffic lines serve a special reminder for the police officers in Franklin. "We remember these heroes because this is our modest way or repaying debt that can never be fully repaid", said sessions.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first. "We are forever in their debt and always grateful to them".

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