"As law enforcement officers, we put on our uniforms each day not knowing what dangers we may face", said Detective Michael Lamia, who was also recognized at the ceremony as Boca's 2016 Officer of the Year.
Monday is Peace Officer Memorial Day, the first major event in Police Week, which is commemorated May 14-20. "That's really important for family because they always have closure, but they always want to make sure their son or daughter who was killed in the line of duty is never forgotten". "It hits home because this could happen to any one of us", Robinson said.
A federal law signed into law in 1994 by President Bill Clinton designated May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and directed American flags to be flown at half staff.
In the 45-year history of the Hendersonville Police Department, four officers have died while on the job.
Officers and community members gathered to remember five Oklahoma law enforcement members who made the ultimate sacrifice.
On Wednesday night after the Memorial Service, the Capitol building's Thin Blue Line light display will shine for a second night in honor of the fallen officers.
Trump said, "The attacks on our police must end, and they must end right now".
In case of inclement weather, the memorial service will be canceled.
For the active law enforcement professionals in the crowd, it was a reminder that the communities they serve recognize that service.
Rose said all the work put into making this bill a law is worth it to remember Minnesota's fallen heroes and support their surviving families. "We need to remember them and take time out to do that for their family members and friends".