BCSO Honors Slain Officers In Washington DC
By Space Coast Daily // May 14, 2013
somber reminder of the ultimate sacrifice
Deputy Barbara Pill Etched In Law Enforcement Memorial
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The names of the fallen officers of 2012 was formally dedicated on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, during the 25th Annual Candlelight Vigil on Monday.
Of significance, one of our own heroes, Deputy Barbara Pill’s name was formally etched and dedicated.
The honoring of Deputy Barbara Pill is a somber reminder of the many law enforcement officers across our great country that make the ultimate sacrifice every year.
This entire week, thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country will come together in Washington, DC to honor the 321 American law enforcement heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty to protect our communities.
NATIONAL POLICE WEEK
In 1962, President John Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week.
Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
Deputy Pill’s family joined Sheriff Wayne Ivey, along with the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard and members of Deputy Pill’s Squad during the national ceremonies.
“May is a month dedicated to remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice – please join us to pay respects to these officers, their families and law enforcement colleagues,” said Sheriff Ivey.