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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

  • Photo_user_banned_big


    over 5 years ago


    I'll second that motion, sdejesus.........

  • The_wall_max50


    over 5 years ago


    The Candelight Vigil, is one of the most moving memorials I have ever attended and each time I do attend I feel the sense of loss, the togetherness of my Brother and Sister Officers and the hope that in the future the numbers of names added on the wall wach year will be lower then the last. Reality is that we live in a violent society, where the criminals all to often have little or no respect for the men and woman who stand on the Blue Line and without resservation will take the lives of those who have chosen to protect society from violence.

  • Img_0675


    over 5 years ago


    It's hard not to choke back tears looking at this. God bless everyone on that wall and their families. They are truely heroes.

  • Untitledma28839986-0002_max50


    over 5 years ago


    Very emotional. God Bless all the names on the wall. You all are true heros

  • Swattattoo_max50


    over 5 years ago


    God bless Detective Jarrod Brent Shivers and all his fallen brothers and sisters. We will never forget your sacrifice.

  • Fallenherobadge-3-1_max50


    over 5 years ago


    Great event. Very emotional. Wish I were there again this year.

    But, "speaker of honor" was U.S. AG Eric Holder?

    So, this guy is our top cop, with his hands are on the steering wheel of the public safety bus?

    That scares me to the point where I don't know whether to cry or just scream.

    As a Justice Department functionary, Holder couldn't help Bill Clinton pardon his cronies fast enough of their white collar or dope dealing felonies.

    And, as AG, he can't clear dangerous international terrorists out of Gitmo fast enough.

    So, if he is the "speaker of honor" anywhere...especially at a NLEOMF event...God help us all...

  • 38-nypdneverforget_max50


    over 5 years ago


    I have relatives on this wall and it never ceases to bring a tear

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 5 years ago


    Good to see so many people out to support the memories of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

  • 1zlbsbn_1__max50


    over 5 years ago


    My heart feels heavy and my chest tightens when I see these pictures. I will never forget my brother in arms, Tpr. Kevin M. Marshall.

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 5 years ago

    God blessed this group. Many pray for all of you and hold you in high esteem for who you are and what you do. God speed and may the public awareness be lit with fire to support and pray for you. Thanks.

  • Odmp_max50


    over 5 years ago


    The Candlelight Vigil is always a special event, and last night's was no different. If you have your own photos, please upload them to your PoliceLink photo albums to share with everyone who couldn't make it this year.

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