Memorial service recognizes fallen, injured law enforcement

Gov. Scott Walker

Iowa's top leaders, including Governor Kim Reynolds and Senator Chuck Grassley joined the families at the ceremony. Both numbers have decreased since 2016, in which a total of 118 officers were killed in the line-of-duty.

She said when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation in 1962 to honor law enforcement, he recognized police officers protect not only citizens from physical harm but also the freedoms guaranteed under the Constitution. Between the Everest Metro Police Department, Wausau Police and the Marathon County Sheriff's Office, almost $120,000 was raised from the community, including $50,000 from an anonymous donor. These 360 officers include 129 officers who were killed during 2017, plus 231 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now. "It's tragic", said Joe Freman, Family Member of Deputy Mark Burbridge.

Those who have fallen in the line of duty here at home will not be forgotten and a local officer who nearly joined his comrades speaks at the 2018 Southwest Missouri Peace Officers Memorial Service.

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Fighting crime can be risky work for the more than 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers in the United States. He was killed one year ago by a prisoner attempting to escape. "Their names are called out often, and they are with us always".

The interfaith Law Enforcement Memorial Service was held at the Public Safety Campus in Buffalo, as part of National Police Week. "A community that continually keeps our families, neighbors, and visitors safe".

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