Jarod Dean, an officer with the Boston Heights Police Department, was hit and killed on Route 8 while cleaning debris from the road from a previous accident. They all do an outstanding job and I greatly appreciate their efforts. "He provided a great service to the citizens of Texas in his service to the Texas Highway Patrol". "It's kind of a really neat thing that's going to happen". Pelle's son, Jeff Pelle, a deputy for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, was injured on December 31 at the scene of one of the shootings.
The chief says the ceremony includes an honor guard comprised of local law enforcement personnel. Additionally, the police department enjoys a great working relationship with other law enforcement agencies working throughout Marshall County.
The vigil was held on the National Mall and produced by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Just over a year and a half has passed since Officer Gil Vega was gunned down in the line of duty, but for his fellow police officer and best friend, it's like it happened yesterday.
Hampton PD held a dual service on Monday, honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and those who have distinguished themselves in service to the community.
The event is meant to remember and celebrate officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Officer Cox died November 5, 2017 during a traffic stop in the city. So far, in 2018, there have been 51 law enforcement deaths in the United States. By that act, its goal was defined "as a memorial to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and in recognition of the selfless dedication of all law enforcement officers in the day-to-day performance of their duties". This is 75 percent higher than this time a year ago. The Attorney General then commenced the reading of the fallen officers' names.
Of the 93 officers killed in 2017, 46 were killed in line-of-duty incidents as a result of felonious acts - this is a 30 percent decrease from 2016, when 66 law enforcement officer were killed in line-of-duty incidents as a result of felonious acts. Without their support, officers would not be able to effectively perform their duties.
"We are so grateful to our law enforcement officers and the work they do every day to protect residents and uphold the laws of our state", Lt Gov Wyman said.