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Remembering the fallen during police week

Local events scheduled for National Police Week
Posted at 7:13 AM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 08:20:44-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - A week of remembrance and honor is underway as area law enforcement remember the fallen.

Omaha police held a candlelight vigil walk through downtown Sunday as part of National Police Week.

"Some of us have lost friends and coworkers in the line of duty I've lost several who have been shot, who have recovered so it's a way to reflect on your friends that gave their lives in the line of duty and also what we do everyday go out and try to make the city a safer place for everyone else," said Lt. Keith Williamson.

Support for the men and women in blue continue Monday at Southroads Mall in Bellevue where people can check out law enforcement vehicles and equipment. The event is from noon through 5 p.m.

Tuesday is Peace Officers Memorial Day  and OPD will hold a service scheduled for 11 a.m. 

The event will honor those officers from all metro area agencies who have dedicated their lives to protecting the communities they serve who have died during the past year, according to the department.

Honor Guards from around the state will gather for the Nebraska Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service, held Friday at 10 a.m. at Fonner Park in Grand Island.