Fallen LMPD officer receives name on National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Memorial service for fallen law enforcement officers

Tragically, 128 police officers died in the line of duty nationwide a year ago.

When speaking at the 37th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service, Trump has called for an immediate end to attacks on cops and urged to institute a mandatory death penalty for criminals found guilty of killing police officers. Delong was driving a Chevrolet pickup, which was reportedly stolen from Devils Lake.

--Officer Charles Freiherr, Sheboygan Police Department, was struck and killed by a switch engine as he was checking the rail yard for trespassers on September 6, 1895.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced he is directing U.S. and state flags in CT to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day, a national observance that pays tribute to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

He is one of 231 members of the law enforcement community who, though he died prior to this past year, his sacrifice had not been previously documented on the memorial. Our nation's law enforcement officers face dangers every day, but now deliberate targeted attacks by people who wish to harm cops has become the new reality.

Here's a video posted last night on the Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Facebook page.

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A number of commemorative events are taking place across the country and locally.

Relatives of area slain officers will be in attendance along with law enforcement officers representing surrounding agencies.

On Thursday, May 17, Maine will hold its own Fallen Officers Ceremony in Augusta, at 11 a.m.at the Maine Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

You may have noticed flags are at half-staff. Later in the program Attorney General Sessions and Concerns of Police Survivors National President Cheryl Schultz led the lighting of candles.

The memorial was held outside the State Capitol at the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial, where Gov. Greg Abbott held a ceremony for the state's fallen peace officers the week prior.

"And tonight as we formally dedicate the names of these men and women; we honor their courage and we salute their sacrifice".

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