Amarillo's Peace Officers Memorial Day Remembrance

Amarillo's Peace Officers Memorial Day Remembrance

Amarillo's Peace Officers Memorial Day Remembrance

The monument honors over 20,000 law enforcement officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty throughout history.

United States Flags at Half-Staff on Monday, May 15, in Honor of Police Officers Memorial Day 2017. "The names of more than 21,000 men and women who wore the uniform grace the Memorial walls, and they deserve all the recognition this day bestows on them".

President John F. Kennedy first proclaimed May 15th to be Peace Officers Memorial Day in 1962.

US President Donald Trump lit the White House with blue lights honouring slain police officers, the media reported.

And here in Tampa Bay, dozens of law enforcement officers gathered in Tarpon Springs to remember their fallen colleagues, while demonstrators protested a police-involved shooting nearby.

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According to the White House, 118 officers killed in the line of duty in the United States past year, including 66 in malicious attacks - a 40 percent increase from 2015.

It is a time to let your local police officers know that you support them and care about their well-being as they protect and assist us 24/7, 365 days a year. "As a partner with the law enforcement community, we feel a sense of responsibility to showcase all of the positive work that they do all year long as well as be a resource for them". "I will say it and I will talk about it proudly".

On Tuesday, May 23rd a memorial service will take place at the Ladysmith High School gym at 7 p.m. where a tribute will take place, retiring Glaze's badge. "Law enforcement officers run to danger".

An estimated 30,000 people attended the ceremony, including surviving family members, friends, law enforcement colleagues, and others, according to the Memorial Fund's press release.

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