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May 08, 2013
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Police march at Blue Mass honoring 120 LODDs

Hundreds arrived in DC to honor the officers killed in the line of duty, as bagpipes played and officers exchanged memories

By PoliceOne Staff

WASHINGTON D.C. — The first responders killed in the line of duty over the past year were  honored and remembered at this year’s Blue Mass, held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Washington.

Hundreds of families and officers were present at the annual march Tuesday afternoon, which set the stage for Police Week and honored the fallen officers of 2012.

"It's really a profound sadness for me. Many of these officers I knew, just thinking about their families and knowing what they're struggling with as they go on — it's difficult," Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger told ABC 7.

Blue Mass serves as a time to mourn, to celebrate the lives lost, and to remind police that tomorrow is always a risk.

"Every day that we come to work and everybody goes home that's a good day, but it's never out of your mind, ever,” said D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

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