Throughout the country, May is observed as Police Memorial Month. We come together to remember each fallen brother and sister in law enforcement who have made the ultimate sacrifice and laid down their lives in service to the City and Country. Their service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. In remembrance of our fallen heroes, please join me in wearing a black mourning band over your badge everyday throughout the month of May.
On Thursday, May 7 at 10am, I invite you to attend our Annual Memorial Ceremony in the courtyard of our Police Headquarters Building. We will express our gratitude and honor the 207 LAPD officers who lost their lives so that others may live life out of harm’s way. Each one is loved and each one is missed. We owe a profound debt to these selfless heroes. We come together as a Department to mourn their unimaginable loss and pray for the people they loved the most. My heart goes out to the survivors, the husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, and grandchildren they loved deeply. You can visit the Department website, www.LAPDOnline.org, and read the stories of officers killed in the line of duty. Please join me as we share these stories and celebrate the lives they led.
At this time when law enforcement has been the focus of national media attention, I want to say THANK YOU. This is more than a job, it is a calling, and it comes with immense risk. We never know what our next call for service may bring. Although gratitude may be seldom, the threats to law enforcement officers and the communities they protect and serve are constant. We continue to work each day to provide safety and peace to the people of this great City.
Thank you for all you do and be safe,
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