16th annual police officer memorial ceremony held

Fifty-three officers have died in the line of duty nationally this year.

Posted: May 11, 2018 6:06 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Police in Allen County held a memorial service to honor fallen officers Friday morning.

Fifty-three officers have died in the line of duty nationally this year. Most recently, a Terre Haute officer died last week after a shootout. Chief Steve Reed with FWPD said the death of one of the own always hits close to home.

"When an officer makes the ultimate sacrifice, and when we're gathered to remember them, it can be quite emotional," Chief Reed said.

This was the 16th year for the memorial ceremony.

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