Police Unity Tour Rides Through The Jersey Shore

Officer's Memorial Service honors seven officers who died in the line of duty

The memorial service recognized fallen officers from jurisdictions across the county.

Police officers and family members riding in the almost 300-mile Police Unity Tour began their journey in New York City and stopped in Jersey City, where the city's 40 police officers who died in the line of duty were commemorated.

In tribute to American law enforcement officers and at the request of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Public Law 103-322 designates May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is one of only two days each year during which government agencies, businesses and residents are to fly their US flags at half staff.

The annual event is held in memory of officers who were killed in the line of duty and also helps to raise money for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial and Museum.

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Germany, France and Britain will "do everything" to ensure that Iran remains in the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, Merkel vowed. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal. "They're completely wrong.

Kalama Police Department Chief Randall Scott Gibson was the sole Washington law enforcement official to die on duty a year ago.

The last time a local officer died performing their job was in 2004, said sheriff's office Cmdr.

The ceremony will include the posting of colors and a rifle salute, as well as an address from Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Tony Golik.

Sheboygan Police Department Special Officer Charles Freiherr, struck and killed by a railroad switch engine while checking for trespassers in a rail yard on September 6, 1895. All family, friends, and citizens are invited to attend.

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