- The Washington Times - Friday, May 13, 2016

Law enforcement officials and their families will gather Friday night on the National Mall to pay tribute to officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The ceremony and candlelight vigil organized as part of National Police Week will honor the 252 fallen officers whose names were recently added to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Those being honored include 123 officers who were killed in 2015, and another 129 officers who died in previous years but had not previously been recognized.

Speakers at this year’s event include Attorney General Loretta Lynch; Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson; president of Concerns of Police Survivors, Brenda Donner; and President of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Craig Floyd.

The vigil will be held at 8 p.m. on the National Mall between 4th and 7th streets NW.

The vigil will also be broadcast online at https://www.LawMemorial.org/webcast.

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