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Richmond Police pedal to nation's capital to honor fallen officers

Richmond Police pedal to nation's capital to honor fallen officers

Their sacrifices are remembered and their service is honored today, as it should be every day.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Memorial Fund Chairman John Ashcroft delivered poignant remarks. At the Department of Justice, we honor the memories of the fallen and we pray for their families.

Earlier, the widow of Lt. Aaron Allan visited the National Law Enforcement Memorial to view her husband's name.

The names of all 360 fallen officers nationwide will be formally dedicated during the 30 Annual Candlelight Vigil on the evening of May 13, 2018 to be held on the National Mall between 4 and 7 streets.

Clayton was killed in the line of duty during the search for Markeith Loyd.

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Seven Arlington County police officers have died in the line of duty over the last 83 years, and county law enforcement and civic leaders took a few moments to remember their sacrifice Friday (May 11).

Hundreds of law enforcement officials bicycled hundreds of miles to Washington, DC to usher in the National Police Week events. He pointed out that the 129 officers to died on the job in 2017 represented the second-smallest figure since 1959.

In Hamblen County, the Fraternal Order of Police will be holding a memorial sevice and festival at Cherokee Park.

Over the past year, PBA Local 105 has made some tremendous strides for our law enforcement members. The deaths of the other 231 officers were not known previously. And the ones that were killed in the line of duty and lost in the line of duty, they gave their lives for us as citizens.

Friday night's memorial and candlelight vigil were held as part of National Police Week, which ends on Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15. So that people across the country can experience this ceremony, the vigil will be livestreamed beginning at 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday.


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