Law enforcement memorial ceremony set for Tuesday evening

The names represent all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, federal law enforcement and military police agencies. He was speaking Monday to the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service on Capitol Hill.

The 29th Annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial honored 394 officers who have died in the line of duty.

NEGAUNEE-This week we honor the people who protect our communities around the Nation, as Monday is the start of National Police Week.

"Every child in America who has lost a mom or dad in the line of duty, I want you to know, your parents are American heroes", said President Trump.

"We place a great responsibility on our law enforcement officers", Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan said.

"These officers did exist, they did do their job and they gave the ultimate sacrifice while doing their job", said Barry Michael, Deputy Chief with the Jackson Police Department. "We are all trying to do the same thing together".




"We like to recognize them", Skropits said.

A crowd gathered at 9 a.m.as officers filed into a second-floor room of the police department, stopping to face a memorial wall with four framed photos of officers who died in the line of duty.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Decrying violence against police, President Donald Trump honored the "brave souls" of law enforcement on Monday and vowed his administration would look for ways to reduce violence against police.

Pastor Joel Cauley from Relevant Church was the guest speaker at this year's service.

During the service, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell thanked the officers who now serve.

A trait that family members said defines the two in uniform and out, a special quality they miss so much.

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