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Law Enforcement Memorial Service, May 17 in Jackson

The following is a press release from the State of Mississippi:

Attorney General Jim Hood joins the Mississippi Chiefs of Police in hosting the second annual "Mississippi Fallen Law Enforcement Officer's Candlelight Vigil". The event will be held on May 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Statewide Fallen Officers Memorial between the Sillers and Gartin Justice Buildings off High St. in downtown Jackson.

"This ceremony is just one small way we can pay tribute to our state's law enforcement officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice trying to make our communities safer," said Attorney General Hood. "They gave us more than we can ever give back, and we will continue to honor them for doing so."

The candlelight vigil coincides with National Police Week scheduled for May 13-19.

"The event is open to the public with a special invitation to all family and friends of any law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty while protecting citizens of Mississippi," said Ken Winter, executive director of the Mississippi Chiefs of Police Association.

This event marks only the second time that a statewide candlelight memorial has been held to honor our fallen heroes at the new memorial that pays tribute to officers at the local and state levels.  This year will be especially poignant following the recent in-the-line-of-duty death of Detective Mike Walter of the Pearl Police Department.

Members of the public, along with family and friends of any Mississippi law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty, are invited to join officers from the Mississippi Chiefs of Police Association, the Mississippi Sheriffs Association, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Mississippi Wildlife and Fisheries Department, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and the Mississippi Attorney General's Office at the event.


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