Law enforcement to be honored during ceremony this afternoon

Glen Mclaughlin
May 17, 2017

"Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to make South Dakota a safe place to live", Jackley said in a press release.

A wreath was placed at the Fallen Peace Officer Memorial in Sunner Park in Cedar Rapids to remember fallen officers.

Police in Northeast Wisconsin are honoring fallen officers as part of National Police Week.

The families of Americus Police Officer Nick Smarr and GSW officer Jody Smith made their way to their seats at the 36th Annual National Police Officers Memorial Service.

Law enforcement agencies across the country are flying American flags at half-staff to honor officers who have died in the line of duty.

Upstanding law enforcement officers deserve our thanks for putting their lives on the line every day for our safety and security.

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Sessions promised law enforcement he would "have their backs", as he leads the Justice Department.

"America stands strong with our men and women in blue", Trump added.

The names of 394 officers that were killed in the line of duty were read out loud, 143 of those officers have died past year.

"Earlier today, the President had the honor of meeting with officers and guests from police departments that recently suffered the loss of a police officer from Ulster County Sheriff's Department, Phoenix Police Department, and the New State Troopers. We understand human nature, human behavior much more than we did 40 years ago", Schmaling said.

Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott recognized the 22 officers that died and commended first responders and others who helped two officers in Guilford County survive after being attacked in recent months. He also said that it's "time to work with our cops, not against them".

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