Savannah Police holding annual memorial ceremony to honor fallen officers

Fallen officers remembered at national candlelight vigil

Residents are invited to join in the ceremony in honor of members of law enforcement who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Police departments throughout the South Bay lowered their flags to half-staff for officers who died in the line of duty.

The most recent RPD officer to be killed in the line of duty was Officer Douglas E. Wendel who was shot and killed while responding to a armed person call on July 30, 2003. "Weather its away from our families or unfortunately sometimes tragedy happens and officers are killed during the performance of their duties", said Paul Campbell, First Lieutenant of the Post Commander in Iron Mountain.

The service was punctuated with a moment of silence, that followed a reading of the names of 20 fallen officers-the earliest of which dates back to 1861.

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The ceremony included a number of speeches given from other officers and former State Representative, Ed McBroom.

Boland says the event is a time for reflection, and it reminds officers that the work they do can be extremely risky.

The museum will house more than 21,000 artifacts from every era of American law enforcement, and there are plans for interactive exhibits, according to a news release from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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