Service to honor officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty

As part of National Police Week this week, a memorial service for Minneapolis Police and Hennepin County law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty will be held at noon, Thursday, May 15, in the Hennepin County Government Center (Public Service level). City employees and the public are invited to attend.

The service will begin with an honor guard and bagpipe procession. Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and Hennepin County Sheriff Richard W. Stanek will speak at the service. A roll call of the names of 68 fallen officers from all local and federal law enforcement agencies operating in Hennepin County since 1884, the year the registry for fallen officers began, will be followed by the tolling of a bell. Bishop Richard Howell of Shiloh Temple International Ministries will conduct an invocation and benediction.

National Police Week honors and remembers those law enforcement officers who sacrificed their lives and honors the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind. The annual event has been observed nationally since 1962, when President John F. Kennedy designated the week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.

Published May 14, 2014