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Photos From the Police Week 2010's Candlelight Vigil

Chris McConnell and Kevin Powers | PoliceLink

The names of 324 law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice and died in the line of duty were dedicated at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC Thursday evening.

The names of those officers killed were read by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., Jennifer Thacker, national president of the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) as well as other notable figures.

Of these officers dedicated, 116 died in 2009, the lowest number of fatalities since 1959.

PoliceLink attended the vigil and were able to capture just a small part of this solemn occasion.

See the photo gallery >>>


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    TeaParty2012

    almost 4 years ago

    68 Comments

    Too bad Attry General Holder and Secretary Napolitano was there. Palin 2012

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    I also attended the Candlelight Vigil this year and was blown away. I had tears in my eyes and had goosebumps. I hope my Agency sends me again next year. I will keep all of the officers that are on the wall and their families in my prayers. God Bless everyone who payed the ultimate sacrifice doing what they loved and keeping the streets safe for the rest of us.

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    bobby29

    almost 4 years ago

    44 Comments

    That was an amazing sight to see in person. Every office should attend this. Brought tears to my eyes

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    thepatchcollector

    almost 4 years ago

    178 Comments

    I was also at Police Week as well. This was my first year, and you better believe, I will be back next year, and the next year, and the next...

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    exploringsbpd

    almost 4 years ago

    40 Comments

    police officers' prayer

    when i start my tour of duty, God, wherever crime may be, as I patrol the darkened streets alone, let me be close to thee. Please give me understanding with both the young and the old. Let me listen with attention until their story is told. Let me never make a judgment in a rash or callous way, but let me hold my patience and let each man have his say. Lord, if some dark dreary night, I must give my life, Lord, with your everlasting love, protect my children and my wife

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    LC44_DEPUTY

    almost 4 years ago

    32 Comments

    I was there and it was a breath taking... Detective Rickie Allen Pearson and all our brothers who lay with you will never be forgotten*

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    VIPOR1

    almost 4 years ago

    52 Comments

    WE PRAY FOR ALL THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN.... MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU! AN LAY HIS HEALING HANDS ON YOUR FAMILIES..... FOR THOSE OFFICERS KILLED IN PHILADELPHIA AND AROUND THE NATION.
    IN JESUS NAME, "AMEN".

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19386 Comments

    All the darkness cannot overcome the light of one small candle. I am honored to have been there for for the 2010 ceremony, standing next to the wall carving for our Dallas Police Officer who was killed January 6, 2009.

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    pudhcat

    almost 4 years ago

    2522 Comments

    great pictures!

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    fernandez

    almost 4 years ago

    144 Comments

    R.I.P

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    Jtccss3

    almost 4 years ago

    1430 Comments

    The policeman stood and faced his God,

    Which must always come to pass.

    He hoped his shoes were shining.

    Just as brightly as his brass.

    "Step forward now, policeman.

    How shall I deal with you?

    Have you always turned the other cheek?

    To My church have you been true?"

    The policeman squared his shoulders and said,

    "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,

    Because those of us who carry badges

    can't always be a saint.

    I've had to work most Sundays,

    and at times my talk was rough,

    and sometimes I've been violent,

    Because the streets are awfully tough.

    But I never took a penny,

    That wasn't mine to keep....

    Though I worked a lot of overtime

    When the bills got just too steep.

    And I never passed a cry for help,

    Though at times I shook with fear.

    And sometimes, God forgive me,

    I've wept unmanly tears.

    I know I don't deserve a place

    Among the people here.

    They never wanted me around

    Except to calm their fear.

    If you've a place for me here, Lord,

    It needn't be so grand.

    I never expected or had too much,

    But if you don't.....I'll understand.

    There was silence all around the throne

    Where the saints had often trod.

    As the policeman waited quietly,

    For the judgement of his God.

    "Step forward now, policeman,

    You've borne your burdens well.

    Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,

    You've done your time in hell."

    Poem Called: The Final Inpection (Leo Style).

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    disposable_her0

    almost 4 years ago

    172 Comments

    Rest in peace brothers and sisters

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    C_O_D_33

    almost 4 years ago

    30 Comments

    Good bless all the Brothers and Sisters who sacrificed their lives in the line of Duty. We have to thank all of the officers who helped put this event together. Wish I could have been there. Maybe next year.

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    tiggress

    almost 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    This cop was very good man all together in one he will be missed teriabley by all the new recriutes for the acadamy, that will be me in about 2/1/2 yrs.

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    jlbrock143

    almost 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Rest in peace to all my brothers and sisters...

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