“We will always remember our fallen officers,” he said during the department’s Peace Officer Memorial Service on the front lawn of City Hall. “(These are) Officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in order to guard and protect the public.
“(They are) Gone but not forgotten.”
Rev. Eric Tarver offered a prayer for not only the fallen officers but those standing before him.
“We pause at this time in a moment of reflection and remembrance of those officers who have gone before us protecting our lives as well as our family’s lives,” he said. “We pray for their families as they have exhibited courage, commitment and dedication to make our lives better.”
All branches of law enforcement gathered for the 15-minute memorial ceremony.
“We ask that you continue to protect them... as danger lurks in our city, our county and our state.
“These men take a vow to protect those who are innocent and to oversee everyone who is in need of protection.”