Fallen officers honored on Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15, 2019

Posted: May 15, 2019 7:10 PM
Updated: May 16, 2019 10:08 AM

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2)) today people gather across the nation to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. wtvas amanda haley joins us in booneville where a law enforcement memorial service is taking place. im here at a ceremony being held by prentiss county sheriff randy tolar as apart of peace officers memorial day and national police week...the ceremony that started just a few moments ago is one of a few in north mississippi to remember those that lost their life in line of duty. home ." nats "we go out there and put our lives on the line for people that we don't know." this morning in columbus, a memorial service was held for fallen officers. the service was held at the columbus police department to honor those officers and their families today on peace oficeres memorial day. columbus fire chief, eric shelton read the names of all 41 officers who have been killed in the line of duty in the united states this year. included in that list of names is robert mckeithen,a biloxi police officer who was just laid to rest on monday. nats- biloxi cop name being called "robert mckeithen" during the service, attendees sung songs such as amazing grace and read scripture led by the speaker, major eric eaton. eaton says he recognizes the sacrifice that law enforcement officers make. sot- major eric eaton- us airforce "they are apart of our community and many of them join up to provide protection for their own families so it can be very personal for an officer to provide that protection to the community." at the service, the columbus police deparment lowered the flag infront of the building to half staff to show their respect to the officers. sot- columbus police chief frederick shelton "we're recognizing those that pay the ultimate sacrifice. this is a job that yiu wake up in the morning, put on your badge and uniform and you go out there. and theres no guarantee youre gonna come home." columbus police chief, frederick shelton, says being a law enforcement officer is not an easy job and he believes it takes a very brave person to be one. reporting live in booneville, amanda haley,
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