Local law enforcement honored for service

Sergio Conner
May 16, 2018

Today, the memorial service is broadcast on television and attended by over 20,000 officers and families.

During the service, the names of all law enforcement officers from the Mountain State killed in the line of duty since 1863 will be read. Sheriff Steve Hoffman and the Marshall County Sheriff's Office serve our community with pride and professionalism.

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Instead, the week can be a time to thank those called to the law enforcement profession, who certainly would put their lives on the line to protect others if the need arose. Included in the program was brief information about El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick, who was shot and killed on February 5, and Heath McDonald Gumm, an Adams County Sheriff's Office deputy who was shot and killed on January 24, as well as Parrish.

Keith Bradford Sr., Turrell Police Chief helped launch the community's police department in 2012. Hours later, he suffered a fatal heart attack.

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You're a prime human being, I might be in your debt without end so thanks very a lot, ' he stated. "I wish you the best of luck". Silva has returned to Spain but sent over a video of him cradling his son Mateo, who was born prematurely in December.

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Most of the different law enforcement units are noted with different hat styles. The "shadow images" of the officers indicates "they may not be physically present, but their memory and service to county, state and community are present and remembered".

"I think that we need to respect and support our law enforcement officers like those we saw working so effectively during the Austin bombings". In their profession there is no such thing as an off-duty officer. We might try to mitigate all of the risks as much as we can but at the end of the day anybody who says they will take this job knows that at some point it could happen to them; it could happen to their partner.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the Yuba City Police Department will also hold a memorial service.

Peace Officer Memorial Day was set in place back in 1962 by President Kennedy. We can all agree these courageous public servants deserve this powerful acknowledgment in recognition of their sacrifice.

According to statistics collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 93 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents in 2017 - a 21 percent decrease from 2016 when 118 law enforcement officers were killed in line-of-duty incidents.

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