Thin Blue Line Act moves toward vote, punishes those who kill officers

May 19, 2017, 04:34
Thin Blue Line Act moves toward vote, punishes those who kill officers

Along with Santa Maria Police and Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, peace officers from the California Highway Patrol, Guadalupe Police and Lompoc Police departments joined in the ceremony.

"If I have one decent skill, it's to surround myself with capable people, and this is the best I've worked with or been around in my career", he said to the members of the city council prior to the reading of the proclamation.

Law enforcement officers who died in Pittsfield in the line of duty were honored with flowers being placed next to their pictures.Procession is led by police on motorcycles.

The Elgin Police Department has been a leader in policing for more than 20 years, working collaboratively with residents to address crime and other issues in the city, Kaptain said.

A wreath was laid in honor of the 144 officers across the USA who were killed in the line of duty past year, as well as for the 34 K9s who were also killed.

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The project will also include a digital memorial that will be accessible all over the world, an educational programme for use by schools and colleges and a "living memorial fund" which will support the families of those killed on duty in the future. "We too often take for granted what you do, but we know when the siren sounds, or the radio call comes, we know you're there and we take comfort in that", he said.

For months, the organizers of Law Enforcement Weekend have gathered donations and made arrangements for the family of New York City Deputy Chief James Malloy and the family of state Trooper Brian Falb to enjoy an expenses-paid getaway.

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No officers were added to the memorial wall this year, but Boise Police Officer Kevin Holtry, who was injured on duty last year, was honored today as the keynote speaker.

Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin read each name aloud as a white lily was placed by each photograph.

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The event, which is set for May 19 and 21, includes fellowship, friendly competitions, cruises and other family-oriented activities, as well as seminars on police-related topics.

"I encourage everyone to remember all the sacrifices our officers make", Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz said.

After the luncheon, much of the crowd headed to the Elgin Police Department for the memorial ceremony. "It's we. We as a community, as a state, as a nation, must fight the forces of evil together and heal together", Myers said, echoing lines told by a faith leader at Allery's funeral. "If you work on building a relationship with high risk communities they will work to help protect an officer while that officer is protecting them".

A memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hancock County Courthouse in Bay St. Louis will remember five law enforcement officers killed in that county.

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