(Neb)-It's National Peace Officer Memorial Day

Francis Osborne
May 17, 2017

Massachusetts State Trooper Thomas Clardy and Auburn Police Officer Ronald Tarantino were included in a list of 143 law enforcement officers whose names will be engraved onto the wall of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

HYANNIS -Police departments across Cape Cod marked National Peace Officers Memorial Day day. States that require background checks when purchasing a firearm saw 53 percent fewer officers killed while on duty, according to the study.

Of those officers, 143 of them died past year.

The first National Police Memorial Day was proclaimed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, and the week in which it falls would then be designated National Police Week.

"This is a service that we wish we never had to participate in", Scott said.

The White House is lit in blue to honor police officers killed in.

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"Every child in America who has lost a mom or dad in the line of duty, I want you to know, your parents are American heroes", said President Trump.

Shepard spoke about bills still being debated in the legislature that would benefit police officers, including one that would allow them to retire sooner.

"The memorial service gives us an opportunity to pay our respects to the law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice and to publicly thank those who continue to protect and serve", said Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

The service, which honors law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty previous year, marks the start of National Police Week.

Pastor Joel Cauley from Relevant Church was the guest speaker at this year's service. "Law enforcement officers run to danger". As each name was read, family members of the fallen officer received a rose from the department.

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