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Local Officers Honor Fallen Law Enforcement Around the Nation

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Law enforcement officers gathered in Yakima Thursday to honor their fallen colleagues around the country. Law enforcement officers gathered in Yakima Thursday to honor their fallen colleagues around the country.
 YAKIMA, WA - Law enforcement officers gathered in Yakima Thursday to honor their fallen colleagues around the country.

There are now 286 names on the memorial list of all the officers who've died in the line of duty. May 15th is National Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is part of National Police Week.

President Kennedy started the memorial week back in 1962 to pay tribute to those law enforcement officers who lost their lives. On average, an officer dies in the line of duty every 58 hours.

There was also a tribute ceremony in Walla Walla Thursday morning.
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