Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

Memorial service for fallen law enforcement officers

Memorial service for fallen law enforcement officers

We ask everyone to take a moment to remember the dedication and sacrifice of the men and women who work day and night, 365 days a year, to enforce our laws and keep our communities safe.

The event begins with a reminder of police officers across the state who have fallen in the line of duty and local retired police officers who died this past year.

The Brevard County Sheriff's Office and the Police Hall of Fame will hold the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Friday, May 18 on the grounds of the Hall of Fame in Titusville.

The memorial was held outside the State Capitol at the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial, where Gov. Greg Abbott held a ceremony for the state's fallen peace officers the week prior.

Honored attendees placed a red rose for officers injure, another added to the star display for those disabled, one for officers lost to suicide, individual roses for those killed in the line of duty, and a final rose representing those still serving and putting their lives on the line.

Caslin was shot and killed August 7, 1948, in Youngstown as he and a justice of the peace were serving a warrant on a man accused of domestic violence, according to the Officers Down Memorial Page website.

Justice Mary O'Brien of the Third District Appellate Court said the role of law enforcement is much more than making arrests or stopping violence. The deaths of the other 231 officers were not known previously.

Two of the four officers honored passed away in 2017. So he and his wife Lora created this service. It is also a time to honor those law enforcement officers from around the globe that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. So that people across the country can experience this ceremony, the vigil will be livestreamed beginning at 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday.

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