Law enforcement memorial service set for May 18

Claudine Rigal
Mai 12, 2017

At the request of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Public Law 103-322 designates Peace Officers Memorial Day as one of only two days each year during which government agencies, businesses and residents are to fly their US flags at half-staff. The 210 officers that were honored died before 2016.

There is also an inside memorial that includes the black border representing the mourning band, worn by officers in respect of a fallen comrade.

Participants will ride 110 miles on Route 1 to Washington, D.C.to meet fellow officers from all over the country for the Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony.

Cpl. Harvey Snook's name was added to the Police Memorial Statue in Arlington County during a ceremony Wednesday. Sixteen other officers will also be honored. It's become a tradition honoring those as far back as 1875. Officer Raabe had served the Milwaukee Police Department for eight years.

"That first incident when I lost a partner on duty didn't make it any easier for me, but I think God prepared me to help other officers through the situation", Carroll said. "So we're very fortunate to have the type of people that we have".

The Road for Hope is a way for these officers to know they are not alone. "When it does, it drives home that - and not to minimize any other unsafe civilian profession - this is a risky job".

By some estimates, former military personnel comprise about half of police officers nationwide. After the September 11, 2001 attacks, he volunteered to travel to Iraq for the federal government.

More than 100 friends, relatives and fellow officers gathered to remember him.

"We are all part of a unique family", KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders said. "We were talking and we were working on a counterfeit situation where the Iraq government was experts in counterfeiting American $100 bills. We were academy classmates, and he was one of my best friends".

Officer Browning was shot and killed on Madison Street in front of the Post Office while responding to a call of a man with a shotgun.

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