TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Elvis Presley Birthplace hosted the 20th annual Northeast Mississippi Fallen Officers Memorial Service on Thursday night.
The memorial honored the 26 officers who have died in the line of duty in northeast Mississippi over the last 80 years.
"These officers sacrifice every day,” said Caroline Turney with the Concerns for Police Survivors. “They have had to sacrifice time with their families, sacrifice their safety. Their main goal is to go home to their families and some officers don't get to do that."
First Circuit District Attorney John Weddle was invited as the guest speaker.
“We have so much respect for what they do,” Weddle said. “So to give back a little bit of that and speak at a service like this is quite an honor."