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Flags set to Fly at Half Staff to Honor Law Enforcement

Flags set to Fly at Half Staff to Honor Law Enforcement

Acknowledgement of police officers for a job well done seems rare these days, and we can not know what crimes are stopped by officers being visible. "Every law enforcement official should do this once, if they can".

It was a moving demonstration put on by the Police Unity Tour, whose main objective is to raise awareness of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

According to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics, the 93 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty past year represents a 21-percent decrease from the number who died in 2016, when 118 law enforcement officers died in line-of-duty incidents.

Leo was killed while responding to a domestic incident on October 22.

On Tuesday, a ceremony from the lawn of the U.S. Capitol will be held.

Congressman Lloyd Doggett says he attended the candlelight vigil in DC a few years ago, and when he found out Texas is number one in the nation for officer deaths, he made a few comments. This year it takes place on Friday, May 18. The deaths of the other 231 officers were not known previously.

The most recent officer honored, Sgt. Joseph Cox, 48, a 19-year sheriff's department veteran, died February 12, 2017.

On Sunday night fallen officers from all 50 states were recognized at our nation's capital. "As always, we have their backs and they have our thanks".

It is part of the annual Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony, always held the Friday before National Police Week. It is also a time to honor those law enforcement officers from around the globe that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The National Peace Officers Memorial Service, which is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, is one in a series of events which includes a candlelight vigil, which is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and seminars sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors. So that people across the country can experience this unique and powerful ceremony, the vigil will be webcast live over the Internet beginning at 8 pm (EDT) on May 13.

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