US President Donald Trump lit the White House with blue lights honouring slain police officers, the media reported. The Peace Officers Memorial Day occurs annually on May 15 which was designated by President John F. Kennedy in 1962.
Yes, they do count K-9 units as fallen officers.
Memphis Police Department was also represented in Washington D.C. during the unity tour.
While Monday was the official Law Enforcement Memorial Day, it's not too late to thank a law enforcement official in your community.
"128 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty since 1878 just before Montana became a state", he said.
"We as a family, we as a brotherhood band together, we support these families year in and year out we're there for them", Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said.More news: Cavs vs. Raptors Game 3: What We Learned
Texas again led the way with the most officers killed at 19.
Officer Scherlen was also remembered with placement on the peace officer's memorial wall.
Names they chose to give their sons, never wishing they'd hear them uttered at a memorial service.
Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
A percentage of the money from the plates goes back to the Law Enforcement Memorial Association, which supports families of fallen heroes.
In addition, Special Olympics of South Dakota is hosting its annual Law Enforcement Torch Run across the state, which begins today in Sioux Falls and concludes in Spearfish on Thursday, May 18.