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Memorial Day Service Held At City Park
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Members of law enforcement, their families and community members gathered for an annual memorial service Saturday at City Park.
It's a chance to pay tribute to the dedication and service of individuals who paid the ultimate price. The service recognized dignitaries, included a presentation of police–week proclamations.
And reading the names of Idaho's fallen officers. The keynote speaker was State Representative Maxine Bell.
Afterwards, a free picnic was provided by Lighthouse Christian Church.
As Chaplain, Jim O'Donnell reminds us, today we remember those who work to help ensure our safety.
"We have some amazing men and women serving us and protecting us, and we need to thank them. And so please, take time to thank an officer for their duty, and wave at them with a whole hand in appreciation for what they do," adds O'Donnell.
It was President Kennedy who initiated national police week in 1962.
66 officers have fallen while on duty in the state's history, including nine from the Magic Valley.
The ceremony not only honored the men and women who have fallen, but their families as well. In addition, they gave special recognition to the officers who now help protect and serve our communities.