Police Unity Tour Honors Fallen Officers

Officer's Memorial Service honors seven officers who died in the line of duty

Officer's Memorial Service honors seven officers who died in the line of duty

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office will host, in conjunction with the Chattanooga Police Department, the 2018 Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony to honor the deputies and police officers from the community who were killed in the line of duty and their survivors.

Of the 135 lives lost in 2017, six of them came from the state of IL. The Unity Tour's slogan is "We ride for those who died", and it began in 1997 with only 18 bike riders who raised $18,000.

The names of all 360 fallen officers nationwide will be formally dedicated during the 30th Annual Candlelight Vigil on the evening of May 13 on the National Mall between 4th and 7th streets. To register for this free online event, visit www.LawMemorial.org/webcast.

First, to raise awareness of the thousands of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty throughout the United States.

More than 2,000 law enforcement officers are taking part in the almost 200-mile trek that is going through Albemarle County on Thursday, May 10.

Next week marks National Police Week, and similar ceremonies have been taking place across Georgia.

The service was held outside the police station at the memorial wall. "I think it's a great honor for the people, all fallen police officers and everybody that's working presently in law enforcement", Gerald Branch said.

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