Peace Officers Memorial Day Observed on Wednesday

Gov. Scott Walker

The Mayor signed a joint proclamation at the memorial, declaring May 15 as Peace Officer Memorial Day. "I just think it is great".

The president and other dignitaries honored the almost 200 officers who died in the line of duty a year ago at today's ceremony. Lt. Aaron Lloyd Crook's name was added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. The ceremony was part of the 30th Annual Candlelight Vigil.

During the evening event, there will be a roll-call of heroes, which is a reading of a short bio about the nine California officers who lost their lives in 2017.

Kassie Koontz, the widow of fallen Howard County deputy Carl Koontz spoke at today's service.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the Yuba City Police Department will also hold a memorial service. The vast majority of law enforcement officers accept these risks - not for personal reward or recognition - but simply wanting to serve their communities well.

Tarness, who was accompanied by fellow Methuen officers David Souther and Greg Pekarski, said he believes attendance is important "because it recognizes the sacrifice and shows support for families and survivors".

"Time has a way of healing", she said after the ceremony.

"At every opportunity we need to let those folks know we appreciate the job they do", McDaniel said. It's covered with badges from law enforcement agencies in Minnesota and the country. He along with others in attendance said they hope the climate changes soon towards police, and until then they will honor their fallen brothers and sisters the best they can.

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