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Photos From the 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil

Photos From the 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil

By Kevin Powers

May 10, 2009

Tens of thousands of law enforcement personnel gathered in Washington, D.C., for the reading of the 387 names that were added to the wall at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Officers, survivors and supporters came from all over the country for the event hosted by The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).

The event’s speaker of honor was Attorney General Eric Holder. Additional speakers included NLEOMF Chairman and Executive Director Craig Floyd and Concerns of Police Survivors President Jennifer Thacker.

Begin Candlelight Vigil Slide Show


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    bootsnspurs

    almost 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    "All of this is so moving and touching. Let us all continue to remember those in the past, future and present and always show our support by watching out for them. I've heard quite a few that had been killed due to stupidity of careless citizens via not watching out for people pulled over - and another just recently where the motorcycle officer pulled a vehicle over and the idiot pulled over put his vehicle in reverse and hit him! That angers me that people have so little value of ones life! These officers are our heroes - let us continue to support those who work in the force in good faith to help the citizens in need of their help!"

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    armedcitizen1

    almost 5 years ago

    44 Comments

    they should be rememberd they were and they are and always will be the front line of law enforcement

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    LisaKaffenberger

    almost 5 years ago

    88 Comments

    I will never forget the memorial services in 2008 when my brother's name was added. I will forever be indebited to everyone responsible for the pagentry and honor in these services. I still cry when I remember being escorted to the service and seeing the streets and highways lined by his LE Brothers and Sisters saluting our buses-cars and motorcylces illuminated. It was a sight I will never forget.

    My sympathies to all of the families that lost a loved one in 2008. Hopefully you were able to find some comfort in the services this week.

    To everyone that participated in 2008 Police Week I can NEVER say THANK YOU enough. God Bless you all!! And God keep all of our LE family safe from harm.

    RIP to the fallen-You are never forgotten!

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    AngieM

    almost 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    God Bless the Fallen Officers and their families.

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    Aryela

    almost 5 years ago

    26 Comments

    John 15:13,14 - Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. The highest human exhibition of love that earth has ever seen was this.
    God Bless all those who have gone on before us and those who still protect us here on earth.

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    Wings_as_Eagles4031

    almost 5 years ago

    88 Comments

    God Bless all the fallen Officers who are true HEROES, God Bless the families.

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    akeribear

    almost 5 years ago

    2286 Comments

    God wathces over you and your family. Let us never forget those that have given the ultimate sacrifice. We all thank you for everything that you have given to us.

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    GKane

    almost 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    Extremely moving.

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    thev8man

    almost 5 years ago

    1830 Comments

    this is great to hear

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    jmjones

    almost 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    As I watched this slide show, I could not help but think of my fallen friend and fellow officer, Deputy Len Rowell of the Pearl River County Sheriffs Department. His name is on that wall. He was gunned down on Interstate 59 in South Mississippi. I am sorry I could not be there to provide back up. You are not forgotten Len.
    Detective James Jones

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    grfndr

    almost 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    This is a wonderful event. Very touching and meaningful. I didn't attend until 45 years after my father lost his life in the line of duty. My heart goes out to all those who have lost loved ones and especially the children who will never know their parent. I miss my father very much.

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    Stgeorgecop

    almost 5 years ago

    112 Comments

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.

    From a LEO in the UK

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    Shorty0_0

    almost 5 years ago

    116 Comments

    GOD BLESS ALL LEO'S....PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE....I AM PROUD TO CALL YOU BROTHERS AND SISTERS!

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    Joyful

    almost 5 years ago

    522 Comments

    Cannot be there in body, but am there in spirit. God bless all who were able to attend to honor the True American Heroes.

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    Wiplok

    almost 5 years ago

    268 Comments

    God Bless all our fallin Brothers and Sisters who are true HEROS....

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