Video: Fallen Calif. officers honored with virtual candlelight vigil

The California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation created a virtual event to honor officers who died in the line of duty in 2019


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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Peace Officers’ Memorial Foundation created a virtual candlelight vigil to honor officers who died in the line of duty in 2019.

The 24th annual candlelight vigil would have been held Sunday evening at the California Peace Officers’ Memorial Monument at the State Capitol.

However, the foundation said because of the novel coronavirus outbreak and the resulting stay at home order, the in-person vigil was canceled for 2020.

“Although our 15 fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty will receive full traditional honors at the 2021 Memorial Ceremonies, we honorably acknowledge their noble service and dedication to their communities and the State of California,” the foundation said on Facebook.

The foundation produced a 2-minute video and posted it on Facebook to honor the slain officers. Five officers from Northern California died in the line of duty in 2019:

Officer Natalie Corona
Davis Police Department
End of Watch: Jan. 10

Sergeant Steve Licon
California Highway Patrol
End of Watch: April 6, 2019

Officer Tara O’Sullivan
Sacramento Police Department
End of Watch: June 9

Officer Andre Moye, Jr.
California Highway Patrol
End of Watch: Aug. 12, 2019

Deputy Brian Ishmael
El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: Oct. 23

 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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