Deputy's name added to national memorial

Deputy's name added to national memorial

Deputy's name added to national memorial

"These officers willingly put their lives on the line each day when they leave home, never knowing if they will return safely to their families or if their grieving loved ones will hear their names called at the next annual Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Service".

Also attending will be concerned citizens will all come together along with 508 police family survivors from 27 states to recognize and remember fallen officers from across the nation.

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Texas leads in officer related deaths in the nation. Meanwhile, a 14-year-old battling a rare cancer got his wish to join the Tomball Police Department. Sheriff John Lighter Frost, Deputy Constable Levi E. Oliver, Deputy Dirk Ray Knearem, and Deputy Shane Thomas Detwiler lost their lives in the line of duty while serving in Chambers County. Attorney General Jeff Sessions commenced the reading of the fallen officers' names, which was then followed by the candle-lighting. "I have heard recent stories of police officers, during a typical traffic stop, being challenged on their authority when asking for a license and registration in the hopes that the individuals involved in the stop can be the next social media video hit".

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In addition to expressing our appreciation for our dedicated law enforcement professionals, we must equip them to carry out the tremendous responsibility of keeping our communities safe. We have officers in many different ways putting their lives on the line. We also take this opportunity to pay tribute to law enforcement personnel who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty.

Relatives of area slain officers will be in attendance along with law enforcement officers representing surrounding agencies.

Addressing the annual National Peace Officers" Memorial Service, Trump painted immigrants as violent killers and lamented "ambush' style attacks against police. Detective Weiland was an 18-year veteran of law enforcement and had served with the Everest Metropolitan Police Department for 15 years. We expect them to do it all in a calm, polite and respectful manner.

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