For Immediate Release
May 8, 2015
Gary Jenkins, Chief of Police
NATIONAL POLICE WEEK 2015:
HONORING AND REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS
Pullman – Again this year, communities across the United States will come together during National Police Week, May 10-16, to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind.
This year, the names of 273 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. These 273 officers include 117 officers who were killed during 2014, plus 156 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now.
The names of all 273 fallen officers nationwide will be formally dedicated on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, during the 27th Annual Candlelight Vigil on the evening of May 13, 2015. So that people across the country can experience this unique and powerful ceremony, the vigil will be webcast live over the Internet beginning at 5 PM (PDT) on May 13th. To register for this free online event, visit www.LawMemorial.org/webcast.
Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins commented, “Law enforcement officers in the City of Pullman, the State of Washington and throughout the nation put their lives on the line every day for their communities. We are fortunate that these brave men and women have chosen to dedicate their lives to the safety of others.”
For more information about National Police Week, please visit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund online at www.LawMemorial.org/policeweek.
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