Thursday, 17 August, 2017

Vermont Leaders Pay Tribute to State's Fallen Officers

Arthur Frazier | 17 May, 2017, 01:08

Their names, along with the names of 251 officers killed in previous years, are now etched in stone on the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial.

On a quiet morning in Racine's Hantschel Park, bagpipes cut through the air as part of a nationwide recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

- The five officers killed in the July ambush were honored Saturday evening on the eve of the kickoff of National Police Week.

In Minneapolis, 69 officers who died in the line of duty were honored in the Hennepin County's Fallen ceremony.

"The attacks on our police are a stain on the very fabric of our society", he said, calling law enforcement the "thin blue line between civilization and chaos". He also thanked officers for fighting crime every day and forging strong ties with citizens.

Another journalist killed as Mexico struggles to contain violence
Valdez's brother Rafael said the reporter had been "very happy" in recent days and had not indicated that he had received threats. His death makes him the fifth reporter to be killed in Mexico in the past three months.

"Police officers, especially at HPD, are the most unselfish people on this earth because they're willing to help someone they don't even know", Okimoto said. This provides a unique opportunity to meet others who work in law enforcement.

President Donald Trump look at his pen after signing a law enforcement proclamation, Monday, May 15, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

"We like to recognize them", Skropits said.

"We don't ever want to forget the sacrifice that these officers paid, giving up their life in the line of duty", said Chief Mickey Miller.

This week is National Police Week, a week to honor law enforcement across the country. And as "National Police Week" continues, WTXL is remembering two South Georgia officers who lost their lives while serving their communities.

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