For the law enforcement community, May is a time when we reflect and remember those law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Syracuse Police Department holds a banquet each year in May to recognize the hard work and dedication of its officers and to pay tribute to the fallen officers and their families.
On Thursday, May 2nd, Utah will hold its annual service at the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial. The service is open to the public and will take place at the Memorial on the west lawn of the Utah State Capital.
Wednesday, May 15th, is set aside as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. On that day, thousands will gather at the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial in our Nation’s capital to participate in a candlelight vigil. As part of that ceremony, there is a reading of the names that will be added to the walls of the memorial; the names of almost 400 law enforcement officers will be read and then take their place on the walls with more than 20,000 of their brothers and sisters.
In the time that has passed since these ceremonies in 2018, Utah lost three of its law enforcement officers in the line of duty. Assistant Chief Dennis Vincent (Brigham City Police Department), Officer David Romrell (South Salt Lake Police Department), and Officer Joseph Shinners (Provo Police Department) will all be honored as part of this year’s services. If you would like to donate or learn more about the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial or the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial, please visit https://nleomf.org and www.utahsfallen.org.