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19 May, 2017, 16:04 | Author: Mae Harvey
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Gov. Dennis Daugaard delivered the keynote speech at the Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony at the Pierre Church of Christ on Wednesday morning, to honor law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.

So far in 2017, 50 police officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. In addition, almost 60,000 assaults against law enforcement officers are reported each year, resulting in approximately 16,000 injuries.

The Dallas Police Department and city leaders held a ceremony to honor fallen officers as part of the annual Police Memorial Day less than a year after five officers were slain.

Police and crime commissioner John Campion is supporting the memorial, which will honour the sacrifice of those who were killed in the line of duty. They risk their lives and put their personal safety at risk to make sure that we are safe.

The Louisiana State Police will honor and remember the men and women of law enforcement who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. "I want to thank these lovely law enforcement officers, you stand between us and those that want to cause evil every day".

“On May 15, we honor the sacrifices of our law enforcement officers by lowering our flags for National Peace Officers Memorial Day, ” said Craig W. Floyd, Memorial Fund President and CEO.

Police Chief Allwyn Brown and Assistant Police Chief Bisa French commended officers for their service. The exception was in 2001, when 243 died - 72 of whom were killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the most in any single incident in US history. "There is simply no replacement for that service that you provide", Williams told a crowd that packed into the Veteran's Memorial Hall because of the threat of rain. That's one more than past year. The money committed so far by the Government, as well as Chief Constables, Police and Crime Commissioners, staff associations and companies and business is testament to the significance of this project, and I have no doubt that people across the United Kingdom will be eager to raise the rest of the funds needed. - The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office released a 3-minute video of yesterday's Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony that took place on the steps of the Upland Police Department.


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