Church remembers fallen officers as part of National Police Week

Church remembers fallen officers as part of National Police Week
Mississippi Highway Patrolmen salute during the ceremony. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Mississippi Highway Patrolmen salute during the ceremony. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Cross markers were adorned with roses for each fallen officer. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Cross markers were adorned with roses for each fallen officer. (Image Source: WLOX News)

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - On Sunday,both civilians and members of the Coast law enforcement community gathered to pay homage to men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as those who serve every day.

Biloxi's Episcopal Church of the Redeemer holds the annual remembrance ceremony every year during National Police Week.

"These brave men and women continue to serve our communities year after year, and it's important to offer them our thanks, to pray for them, and to ask God to bless the work that they do," said The Very Rev. Robert Wetherington.

Biloxi Police Chief John Miller says the outpouring of support is always good to see.

"It's absolutely great that they would take their time and effort to do it. It's not something we've ever ask them to do, they just do it year after year," said Miller. "I know I speak for all law enforcement on the Coast, we appreciate it very much."

As the names of fallen officers were called from law enforcement agencies across the Coast, a representative placed a single red rose on the cross marker and saluted. Family members were invited to the ceremony to witness the commemoration of their loved ones lives.

"Every year we tend to get an outpouring of emotion from those who's loved ones are being remembered. It's important to them to know that we continue to remember the price their loved one paid for our safety," said Wetherington.

National Police Week continues through Saturday May 21st.

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