The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) of Washington, DC, the Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1, and the DC Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors hosted the 37th Annual Washington Area Police Memorial Service at MPD’s Headquarters in downtown DC, with Shawn Anderson of WTOP News as master of ceremonies.
This annual service recognizes the work of all DC Metro area law enforcement officers. Special recognition was given to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in 2015, including Carolyn Cross, Craig Chandler, Noah Leotta, and Brennan Rabain.
Following the presentation of colors and the national anthem, introductory remarks were given by District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, followed by remarks from Representatives from the DC Department of Corrections, Baltimore City Police Department, Montgomery County Police Department, and Prince George's County Police Department spoke about their officers lost in the past year, which was followed by a solemn roll call of fallen heroes from the DC Metro area.
Survivors, law enforcement officers and friends placed blue roses as the names of the fallen were read.
The names of the officers honored at the service today will be dedicated on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at the 28th Annual Candlelight Vigil this Friday, May 13 at 8:00 pm, along with 252 other officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
For more information about National Police Week 2016, including a complete schedule of events, visit www.LawMemorial.org/PoliceWeek.