Palm Bay Police Pays Tribute to Sgt. Frank Tobar at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
By Space Coast Daily // May 15, 2022
Corporal Tobar widely known for teaching new recruits at the police academy
WASHINGTON DC – Palm Bay Police Department paid tribute to fallen officer Sergeant Frank Tobar at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Corporal Frank Tobar passed in 2019 due to complications related to COVID-19.
“Corporal Tobar proudly and faithfully served this community for nearly 17 years,” said Palm Bay officials.
“Corporal Tobar was widely known for teaching new recruits at the local police academy.”
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is centered in the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, DC, and is the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
Dedicated on October 15, 1991, the Memorial honors federal, tribal, state, and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people.
The Memorial features two curvings, 304-foot-long blue-gray limestone walls. Carved on these walls are the names of more than 22,000 officers who died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history, dating back to the first known death in 1786.
Unlike many other memorials in Washington, DC, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is ever-changing: new names of fallen officers are added to it each spring, in conjunction with National Police Week.
A number of commemorative ceremonies are held at the Memorial each year, and the site is visited by nearly a quarter-million people annually.
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