BCSO Honors Slain Officers In Washington DC

By  //  May 14, 2013

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somber reminder of the ultimate sacrifice

(Image by Lindsey Deaton, BCSO)

(Images by Lindsey Deaton, BCSO)

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. (Image by Lindsey Deaton, BCSO)

THE BREVARD COUNTY SHERFF’S OFFICE had a high visibility this week as thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country came 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.

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.

Brevard County Deputy Sheriff, Barbara Pill, 52, was shot and killed on a residential street in Melbourne by petty thieves on March 6, 2012. Every day and night, law enforcement officers don the tools of their trade, kiss their family goodbye and hit the mean streets on our behalf –thinking they’ll be home again later that day. But for 160-170 police officers a year, that won’t happen. A cop never knows what awaits them from behind the wheel of their patrol car, a dark alley, or a 911 call. (Brevard County Sheriff’s Department image)

Brevard County Deputy Sheriff, Barbara Pill, 52, was shot and killed on a residential street in Melbourne by petty thieves on March 6, 2012. Every day and night, law enforcement officers don the tools of their trade, kiss their family goodbye and hit the mean streets on our behalf –thinking they’ll be home again later that day. But for 160-170 police officers a year, that won’t happen. A cop never knows what awaits them from behind the wheel of their patrol car, a dark alley, or a 911 call. (Brevard County Sheriff’s Department image)

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

John Kennedy

John Kennedy

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.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

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.

Roll Call of Fallen Law Enforcement Heroes Added to the Memorial 2013

Members of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard and Brevard Police and Fire Pipes and Drums Unit that participated in the Florida Law Enforcement Memorial in Tallahassee. (BCSO image)

Members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard and Brevard Police and Fire Pipes and Drums Unit that participated in the Florida Law Enforcement Memorial in Tallahassee. (BCSO image)


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