On the Police Heroes topic page we not only remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the mission to protect their communities, but we also recognize the many moments of heroism that all too often go unnoticed by the public or the mainstream press.
The memorial at the Indiana State Police post in Peru, Ind., honoring four troopers killed on the job in the past year. Thursday's ceremony was one of many throughout the nation this week honoring officers past and present. (AP Photo)
The family of fallen Trooper Kevin Dobson, who died after being struck while issuing a traffic ticket in late March, carries a wreath in his honor at the New York State Police's 35th annual memorial and awards ceremony in Albany.