YAKIMA, Wash.-- Law enforcement across the country took time Wednesday to honor those killed in the line of duty.
Locally, dozens of Yakima police officers, Sheriff's deputies, firefighters, and community members gathered to commemorate National Peace Officer Memorial Day.
Yakima police say they have never lost an officer in the line of duty, but Chief Dominic Rizzi says he's lost four friends, and honoring their memory is very important.
"This is for the families of the police officers who work on a daily basis for the communities that they serve. And for all of those officers who have fallen in the line of duty. We can't forget that," Chief Rizzi said.
During the ceremony, officers read the names of the 120 men and women killed in the line of duty in 2012.
Other law enforcement agencies also gathered for a memorial ceremony in Walla Walla Wednesday morning.