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May 14, 2013 at 11:18 AM

‘Fallen heroes’ honored on Peace Officers Memorial Day

Flags will be flown at half-staff tomorrow to mark Peace Officers Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor local, state and federal law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.

“This is an important time to honor our fallen heroes,” King County Sheriff John Urquhart said in a news release. “These men and women gave the ultimate sacrifice for the communities they served.”

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as National Police Week.

This year, ClearChannel Outdoor is honoring fallen officers by advertising Peace Officers Memorial Day on billboards in Washington.

Peace Officers Memorial Day is observed in conjunction with National Police Week.

 

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