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White House goes blue to honor nation's police officers

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Fallen officers remembered during public events

"This morning, the President and the Vice President joined tens of thousands of officers and friends of law enforcement at the annual Peace Officers Memorial Service at the United States Capitol".

All of their names will be added to the National Peace Officer Memorial Wall.

The White House was lit up in blue to honor the nation's police officers.

President Trump announced Monday that he'll light the White House blue to honor police officers for Monday's Peace Officer Memorial Day.

President Donald Trump showed his appreciation for fallen police officers at a ceremony on Monday.

"The attacks on our police must end and they must end right now", he said as the crowd applauded.

"When an officer dies in a community it changes that community forever and I think we need to remember that", JPD Chief Mike Yaniero said.

A percentage of the money from the plates goes back to the Law Enforcement Memorial Association, which supports families of fallen heroes.

Of those officers, 143 of them died a year ago. "We pay tribute to their strength, their honor, their courage, and comfort those or try to comfort those who they left behind", said Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.

Attached is link to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund with additional information to nationwide events taking place this week.

Upstanding law enforcement officers deserve our thanks for putting their lives on the line every day for our safety and security.

As cities across the country mark Police Week, the Favelas become a reminder of the sacrifices officers and their families make each day.

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