Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
U.S. | By Monique Johnson

We Remember: Dallas Police Memorial

We Remember: Dallas Police Memorial

"Tonight is about remembrance and tonight is about family", said Metro Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo as about 500 Southern Nevadans, uniformed officers and family members of those killed in the line of duty listened somberly.

"Every day since July 7 has been hard", said Isabel Zamarripa, the widow of Patricio E. Zamarripa.

That's because Colt Allery, a Rollete County Sheriff's Deputy, was killed in the line of duty in January. "I am confident the six pieces of legislation that will be voted on this week will provide USA law enforcement with the federal resources and support they need to continue keeping us safe".

Almost two decades after a Beloit Police officer died from injuries he suffered in the line of duty, the patrolman is honored for his sacrifice.

Police Chief Allwyn Brown and Assistant Police Chief Bisa French commended officers for their service.

Federal law requires American flags to be flown at half-staff on Memorial Day (last Monday in May) and May 15, National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Karen Parker was among family members of area law enforcement personnel killed in the line of duty who gathered downtown Thursday evening to remember their relatives.

"It doesn't matter the decades of improvement in technology, equipment and training have been given to law enforcement". "To the families of our fallen officers, you remain in our hearts year round". He also says the city doesn't have a plan just yet for the anniversary of the July 7, 2016, police shootings and at this point is leaving it up to the police unions to decide. "All of those improvements are little consolation to the families, loved ones, and colleagues of those officers who no longer return home at the end of their shift", Wynn says.

In case of rain, the ceremony will held in the lobby of the Riverview Hall.

"We're here to celebrate and remember. all that they were, all that they did and all that they stood for", Sterling said.

The first memorial in the world to merge a physical and digital presence, that tells the story of policing and those behind the badge who have paid with their lives.

"Today is a token of our gratitude". Zamarripa was among those who died.

Logan B. Anderson covers city government in Santa Maria for Lee Central Coast Newspapers.

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