Police Week 2018 begins with vigil for fallen officers

Central Police Services hosts law enforcement memorial service

Central Police Services hosts law enforcement memorial service

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Texas leads in officer related deaths in the nation. He delivered a strong message to the families of the fallen officers. We are happy to say that through bipartisan legislative efforts, our members are now referred to as State Correctional Police Officers. Among those names, fallen Douglas County Deputy Zackari Parrish, who was killed in the line of duty on December 31, 2017.

After he moved to Delaware County, he noticed there was no organized way of honoring fallen law enforcement officers in the area.

The other two officers honors were Lt. Albert Grosskopf with the Milwaukee Police Department - he died in 1943 - and Officer Charles Freiherr with the Sheboygan Police Department.

Today is the beginning of National Police Week, which honors officers who have been killed in the line of duty.

Justice Mary O'Brien of the Third District Appellate Court said the role of law enforcement is much more than making arrests or stopping violence.

This is a time for our country to salute the courageous men and women who serve and protect towns, cities, states, and most importantly citizens across the country. The resolution also created National Police Week as an annual tribute to law enforcement service and sacrifice. "Each one of those lives is valuable and I think it's appropriate that we're honoring them at this time".

During Police Week, which is observed from Sunday to Saturday, the nation celebrates the contributions of police officers from around the country, recognizing their hard work, dedication, loyalty and commitment in keeping communities safe.

Representatives of the Fort Wayne and New Haven police departments along with the Allen County Sheriff's Department, and city and county government joined the families of officers who have died in the line of duty at the annual event at the Law Enforcement/Firefighters Memorial, 1001 N. Wells St.

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