05/13/2010

Calif. police honor fallen comrades

Oxnard event was the department's 11th annual memorial for its seven officers who died in the line of duty

By Adam Foxman
Ventura County Star

OXNARD, Calif. — As the sound of bagpipes filled the air and a large American flag suspended from fire engine ladders rustled in the wind, scores of Oxnard police officers marched quietly past the city's police station Wednesday during a ceremony honoring fallen comrades.

Timed to coincide with National Police Week, which honors fallen officers around the nation, the event at Third and C streets was the department's 11th annual memorial for its seven officers who died in the line of duty.

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