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Area police agencies to honor officers killed on duty

by jmaloni
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am

On Wednesday, May 14, law enforcement personnel who have died in the line of duty will be honored in an interfaith memorial service at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 400 Ridge St., Lewiston.

This is the 17th year that police agencies from Western New York and Southern Ontario will honor the memories of their fallen brothers and sisters in a special service. The interfaith memorial service coincides with National Police Week, May 11-17.

Lockport Police Chief Lawrence Eggert has been invited to give the keynote address. The host pastor will be the Rev. Diane M. Pike, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. There is no cost to attend this event.

The Niagara County service will feature the reading of the Roll of Honor - the roster of officers killed in the line of duty through the years - and a presentation of memorial wreaths by representatives from participating law enforcement agencies. Agency honor guard members will join area musicians in rendering a rifle salute and "taps" to the memories of those honored.

Immediately following the service, a reception will be provided by the Niagara Falls Block Club Council in the St. Paul's Church fellowship hall.

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