Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

President Trump, AG Sessions among speakers for National Peace Officers' Memorial Service

President Trump, AG Sessions among speakers for National Peace Officers' Memorial Service

"The 21,541 fallen heroes, whose names embrace us this evening, came from different states, counties and towns across America", said Craig W. Floyd, Chief Executive Officer of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

President Trump spoke at the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service Tuesday, and the microphones caught a quick blunder.

Allery was fatally shot by 28-year-old Melvin Gene Delong, of Belcourt, after a pursuit on January 18, 2017.

Council members and residents at the council meeting took the opportunity to share stories of how officers have positively impacted their lives - from handling home burglaries and patrolling local schools, to checking neighborhoods for open garage doors and acting as a role model to their children.

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As law enforcement at all levels collaborates to curtail violent crime, the cooperation of the public is a key component of community resilience and neighborhood safety.

All officers and citizens are encouraged to drive with their vehicle's headlights on, in remembrance of the peace officers who have sacrificed their lives while protecting our cities.

Louis Franklin, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, was the keynote speaker for the event.

Sunday night, the names of all 93 fallen officers nationwide, including Lt. Mainhart, will be formally dedicated on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. during the 30th annual candlelight vigil. He proudly served in law enforcement for 15 years.

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"Today we join jurisdictions across our nation in recognizing the service and sacrifice of those in law enforcement", said Councilmember Reagan Dunn.

The annual observance comes during National Police Week that President John F. Kennedy proclaimed in 1962 as the week of May 15, which is National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

"It's truly a great honor for our local county Sheriff's Office to honor and pay respect to Trooper Allen and his family", Wilson said.

"They care and they're trying to do the best that they can, we're just trying to protect people's lives and property, and enforce the laws of the state of North Carolina".

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And to hopefully give families who have lost somebody, time to be together, and comfort in knowing their loved ones are still remembered. He added that based on the current pace, the memorial will run out of rooms to carve names on the wall by the year 2050.

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