“Freedom requires a sacrifice that the protected will never know.”
So said Detective Michael Larkins of Baltimore Police, USA. It’s National Police Week in the States when thousands of officers pay their respects to the fallen. Police cruisers from all over the country drive the streetsn of Washington as a mark of respect to officers killed in the line of duty.
The closing ceremony was attended by President Obama. He said Americans “rely on a certain order in our lives, a certain sense of security. What makes it possible, what makes freedom possible, are the law enforcement officials that we honor today.”
116 police officers died in the line of duty in 2009.
The Officer Down Memorial Page exists to record all those officer killed in the USA