Law Enforcement Officer Memorial
82 Maine law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty.Their names are forever-etched into a memorial located in our state’s capital.A tribute was held their today to remember them and their families.it was a march in memory of those who have given their lives in the line of duty.”Seldon L. Jones, Augusta Police Department”The Maine Warden Service has lost 14 members, the most of any agency. State police follow with 10 fallen officers.In all, 82 names have been placed on the law enforcement officers memorial in Augusta.State St. was blocked by police Thursday morning for the nearly 100 people paying their respects.”It’s important that the state recognize, remembers, and never forget.” Each name has family left behind, and a story of how their loved ones were taken.”He put up a roadblock with his sergeant and the car that came down across threw him on top of the vehicle. They were going 90 miles per hour.”"halt!”The hour-long ceremony was somber yet celebrated.”O’er the land of the free.”The freedoms we share.”And the home of the brave”Because of the bravery of those who have died.”So we lean on the fallen cuz they stood for honor and truth.”Giving a reminder of the dangers involved with police work.”The hazards we face every day when we go out to work. Law enforcement’s goal is to get home at the end of the shift and this is a reminder that that may not happen to all of us.” “They may be gone but not forgotten.” “forever living in me and you.”To honor all law enforcement officers the governor has directed that the U.S. and State of Maine flags be flown at half-staff tomorrow.