371 fallen LEOs honored at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
AG William Barr led the lighting of the candles and read the fallen officers’ names
By PoliceOne Staff
WASHINGTON — The names of 371 officers who died in the line of duty were formally dedicated on Monday during the 31st Annual Candlelight Vigil by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Memorial Fund Chairman John Ashcroft delivered remarks and Barr read the names of the fallen officers.
Out of the 317 honored, 158 died in 2018 and 213 from prior years were added to the memorial on Monday. The monument now contains 21,910 names of fallen officers from all 50 states, D.C. and U.S. territories.
“Tonight we embrace the names of 21,910 fallen heroes and their families who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could live in safer communities," said Lori Sharpe Day, Interim Chief Executive Officer of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “And we honor the courage of these brave men and women as we formally dedicate their names on the Memorial walls.”
Around 30,000 people attended the ceremony in D.C. and more participated via a Facebook livestream.
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