National Law Enforcement Memorial Week Honors Fallen and Active Officers
DULUTH, Minn.– This week is National Law Enforcement Memorial Week, where police officers are recognized and honored for their service to the community. We caught up with a lieutenant with the Duluth Police Department who says an important part of the week is for all local law enforcement to come together and recognize those who lost their lives in the line of duty doing the work they love.
“It’s very important not only to remember those who have lost their lives in the line of duty, but it’s also a good time to take stock in our own selves too as police officers,” Lieutenant Mike Ceynowa said, “[we] remember to follow our practices, our training, think through some of these calls that we go on so that we do make it home to our loved ones, and are able to serve our community and people who are in need”.
An event is being held Thursday for local police departments, the social justice systems, and the community to attend and give their support. A list of names of the officers who have passed in the line of duty will be read and honored. Duluth also is lighting Enger Tower blue every night of the week to memorialize the fallen officers, and pay respect to those still active.