19 fallen officers honored at annual police memorial

19 fallen officers honored at annual police memorial

Deputy Sean Cookson died late February when he and his wife, Cassandra - also a police officer - were on their way to law enforcement training when their vehicle was involved in a wreck.

The week was established by Congress in 1962 and starts Monday with National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Nationwide, though, law enforcement has grown increasingly risky, with more than 750 officers killed in the line of duty since 2011. Past year also saw the highest number of officers killed in ambush-style attacks in over two decades.

"When an officer dies in a community it changes that community forever and I think we need to remember that", JPD Chief Mike Yaniero said.

All fallen officers were to be remembered at events scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., as part of National Police Week.

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"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.

Boca Police Chief Dan Alexander said 144 police officers were killed in the USA past year. Though he was killed more than 12 years ago, his name was just added to the memorial this year.

Republican President Donald Trump bathed the White House in blue light Monday night to honor fallen cops for Peace Officers Memorial Day. "Law enforcement officers run to danger".

Flags are flying at half staff today in tribute to the 21,183 law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice throughout USA history.

"May Americans learn from the example of the heroes we have lost, and always do not forget to trust each other, work with each other, and love each other".

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