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Birmingham Police Department honors fallen officers during National Police Week

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BIRMINGHAM, AL - Members of the Birmingham Police Department gathered for a ceremony this morning to honor those officers who have died in the line of duty.

The peace officers memorial service took place at 9:00 a.m. on short 20th Street in front of City Hall.

The ceremony is being held during National Police Week---a nationwide observance that originated back in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers have events planned throughout the week to honor those who have lost their lives.

A memorial service is also held every year in Senate Park in Washington, D.C.

Today’s service in Birmingham is open to the public.

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