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2017 police memorial ceremonies to start this Friday

2017 police memorial ceremonies to start this Friday

"The legacy of your loved one is not forgotten" was the message local law enforcement and community members wanted to give surviving families of officers who died in the line of duty.

A Detroit police officer remains in critical condition after being shot in the forehead last night.

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy has a memorial with each of the fallen officer's names.

The Memorial Ceremony will begin immediately following the run. Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds also spoke.

"Trooper Velez's dedication to public service and his family were evident in the words of his son Devin, who said in a tribute to him, and I quote, 'He devoted his whole life to protecting others and to protecting us, '" said Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General.

The chief of police unveiled a new "blue line" painted in front of police headquarters to honor and support law enforcement.

The most recent name added to the wall is Officer Paul Carlisle, who died on December 1, 2015.

Officer Randolph E. Brightwell Sr., who was shot in 1961 during a traffic stop of two men who had just robbed and killed a gas station attendant.

Sheriff Hollenbeck calls it a family reunion and said he's thankful for his fellow officers.

All three names will be added this year, to the Kansas Law Enforcement Monument on the grounds of the Capitol. "We remember all of the officers across the country that have made the ultimate sacrifice." said, Chief Craig. "We had an Officer Callahan who was killed in the line of duty with the Douglas County Sheriff's office".


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