Lewiston Police Chief Frank Previte offered a moving and eloquent message Wednesday, as law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty were honored at the 19th annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
The service was held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lewiston. Police agencies from across Western New York and Southern Ontario participated in the observance, reading the roll of honor - those who gave their life in service to others - and placing a wreath for participating law enforcement agencies.
The observance was held as part of National Police Week. Chaplain Pat Bradley served as master of ceremonies.
Following the service, a reception was provided by the Niagara Falls Block Club Council in the church fellowship hall.
Lewiston Police Chief Frank Previte addresses the crowd.