Fly flags at half staff May 15, National Peace Officers Memorial Day

Central Police Services hosts law enforcement memorial service

The Austin Police Department held a memorial and candlelight vigil Friday night for its 23 fallen officers who've died in the line of duty.

Law enforcement all across the state were honored for their service Friday and that includes the local officers of the Interior.

Providing support and information to law enforcement officers, law enforcement agencies, survivors and community groups who need help adjusting to and dealing with a line of duty death of a law enforcement officer.

Allery was fatally shot by 28-year-old Melvin Gene Delong, of Belcourt, after a pursuit on January 18, 2017.

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It is important for everyone to remember that being a police officer can be, and very often is, a risky profession. Chief Jeff Bunn and the State Center Police Department, along with Chief Mike Ball and the Melbourne Police Department, are all providing valuable public safety services in their communities.

All officers and citizens are encouraged to drive with their vehicle's headlights on, in remembrance of the peace officers who have sacrificed their lives while protecting our cities.

Col. Winquist, Mayor Allan Fung, and U.S. Attorney Stephen Dambruch all gave remarks.

The names of all 360 fallen officers nationwide were formally dedicated during the 30th Annual Candlelight Vigil on Sunday, May 13. He proudly served in law enforcement for 15 years.

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"Unfortunately I've lost friends in the line of work as well as the Joplin police department, we've lost officers here", says Sgt. Dan Haskins. Every day, members of law enforcement risk their lives in service to those they have pledged to protect and defend.

In conjunction with police week, federal law requires American flags be flown at half-staff Tuesday, National Peace Officers Memorial Day, in tribute to all officers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The public and members of the media are invited to attend.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.

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Plymouth County Sheriff's Deputy William Maxwell was killed in the line of duty in 1919. This month, two more names were added to the memorial, Special Deputy George H. Yeaman, Jr. and Special Deputy John Frederick Mines.

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