Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony - May 18th, 2017 - 11am


News Release from Clark Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 9th, 2017 7:15 AM
The Clark County Sheriff's Office, along with local law enforcement agencies, invites the community to attend the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony - Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the courtyard of the Clark County Public Service Center. (13th Street and Franklin, Vancouver, WA.)

Across the nation, 144 law enforcement officers were killed in line of duty deaths in 2016. The memorial ceremony recognizes their sacrifice in service to the community and public safety. All regional law enforcement agencies will be represented. The memorial ceremony will include the posting of the colors and a 21 gun salute. Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste will provide an address to those assembled. A Portland Police Highland Guard Bagpiper will perform. The ceremony is expected to be completed near the noon hour.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund - Respect Honor Remember can be found at: http://nleomf.com/ A total of 1,512 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty during the past 10 years, an average of one death every 63 hours or 151 per year. Since the first known line-of-duty death in 1791, 21,183 http://www.nleomf.org/facts/officer-fatalities-data/year.html U.S. law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice.
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