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Editor's Note:

Members of the PoliceOne staff have just returned from National Police Week. Each year, this event serves as a valuable reminder of why we do what we do. It also gives us a chance to stand among those who come to pay tribute to the officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

For those of you who couldn't attend this year, we've created a slideshow of images from the week so you, too, can pause, reflect and pay tribute.

View the Police Week Slideshow

— Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor
Special Edition: National Police Week
The healing power of giving ..."It's a matter of honor"
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Remembering those we have lost

As a retired police officer and lifelong police trainer, Police Memorial Week is always a difficult time for me.

Having spent most of my life protecting others and training officers to keep themselves safe, it is always sad and painful to learn about an officer who made the ultimate sacrifice of their own safety while attempting to safeguard others ... Full Story

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A fable for the fallen

The wise man sat under the great tree overlooking the city. By his side sat his finest pupil, his most admiring charge.

"This is a great day my child. This is the day we have finally driven the warriors from our midst, those who studied the arts of destruction, violence and war are finally gone, and peace and freedom shall truly reign now” ... Full Story

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The thin blue line

They call it the thin blue line, the line between order and chaos.

As we observe National Police Week, it is proper to reflect on those who no longer stand among us on the thin blue line.

I'm sure every one of us knows at least one of the names carved on those honored stones along the walkway "amongst the lions" ... Full Story

Read more columns from Fairburn
Reflecting on our vulnerabilities

During National Police Week it's important that we honor the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

As someone who manages a police academy, I remind our folks that this is also a time to cement our resolve to improve our knowledge to maximize our chance of keeping our names off of the wall by tackling our vulnerabilities head on ... Full Story

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