The City of Titusville, Florida / Police / NewsMemorial Service Honors Fallen OfficersMonday, May 18, 2015
|Officers after Memorial Ceremony|
The American Police Hall of Fame hosted the Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Friday night, May 15th
, 2015, to honor the fallen officers nationwide, who died in the line of duty over the last year.
This annual event hosts family and friends of slain officers from around the country to recognize the officers’ service and ultimate sacrifice. 126 Law Enforcement officers were killed in 2014 in the line of duty, and their names were each called at the service. All of Brevard’s fallen officer from the past to the present were recognized during the service.
Several hundred survivors and law enforcement officers listened as Titusville Police Chief John Lau, recited the poem “I’m Free” and watched as a memorial wreath was presented by the Honor Guard. The service concluded with a 21 gun salute and a law enforcement helicopter fly over.
“It is exceptionally moving each year when we have an opportunity to interact with survivors of fallen officers”, said Chief John Lau. “It is truly our honor to pay tribute to them so they are never forgotten”, Lau added.
The weekend of recognition and remembrance continued Saturday with a Police Memorial Country Jamboree at F. Burton Smith Regional Park in Cocoa. Survivors enjoyed delicious food, music and hay rides during the event.