Hundreds honor fallen HPD officers at candlelight vigil after police march

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Both the President and Vice-President added flowers to a wreath that is now at the national law enforcement memorial.

Police officers and members of the public gathered Monday afternoon on the lawn of the McCracken County Courthouse for the 2017 Peace Officer Memorial Service.

Obama had flags flown at half-mast for police, the paper reported, but didn't shine the blue light on the White House. "The names of more than 21,000 men and women who wore the uniform grace the Memorial walls, and they deserve all the recognition this day bestows on them".

Since last year's DPS Peace Officer Memorial Service on May 17, 2016, another 18 officers were killed in the line of duty in Texas. "The attacks on our police are a stain on the very fabric of our society".

Officers say they want to continue to build the relationship between the community and law enforcement and they are hopeful more names wont be added to that fallen officer list.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Decrying violence against police, President Donald Trump honored the "brave souls" of law enforcement on Monday and vowed his administration would look for ways to reduce violence against police.

The president also spoke directly to children of fallen law enforcement officials, throwing a hat to Micah Glasser the six year old son of slain Phoenix police officer David Glasser.

For the active law enforcement professionals in the crowd, it was a reminder that the communities they serve recognize that service.

All fallen officers were to be remembered at events scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., as part of National Police Week.

"We started the honor guard shortly after Evans was killed in the line of duty", Skropits said.