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Holder, Napolitano to attend vigil for fallen law officers

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is leading a ceremony Thursday to honor fallen law enforcement officers from across the country.

Holder and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano are scheduled to attend the annual candlelight vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington.

Organizers say Holder will deliver the keynote address and lead the candle-lighting as the names of 116 officers who died in the line of duty last year are read. They say that's the lowest annual total of fallen officers in five decades.

The names of another 208 officers who died in past decades also will be dedicated on the memorial's walls.

A live webcast is planned when the ceremony begins at 8 p.m. as part of National Police Week.

Some police officers from Richmond are riding bicycles to the District to honor fallen fellow officers.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 13, 2010; 11:39 AM ET
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She should commission another memorial next to this one for all the citizens killed by the police in auto accidents, in strong arm shootings of unarmed citizens and other acts of incompetence that have led to killings of citizens by the police. I am sure the memorial would have more names than the current memorial does. Police are the new Gestapo in the U. S. Posing as police they investigate themselves, pass judgment on themselves and deny the public access to the information they collect on themselves. In addition they will not report criminal or unethical behavior of their colleagues due to the unwritten code of “law enforcement” [oxymoron] not to rat out their own. The fox guarding the fox guarding the fox guarding the henhouse on the taxpayer’s tab. All cops are liars and cheats. The only difference between criminals and the police is that the criminals do not wear uniforms.

Posted by: OhBrother67 | May 13, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

OhBrother67: As soon as you stand the watch and place your life on the line for lousy pay, verbal abuse, physical assault, working midnight hours, weekends, and holidays away from your family, then you may cast the first stone. Until then, keep your evil opinion to yourself. What a shameful thing to post .... And don't bother to call 911 next time - the hypocrisy of asking for help after you spewed this filth is beyond forgiveness.

Posted by: Imho7 | May 13, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Will they be investigating Holder and Napolitano for their roles in ignoring the death toll illegals take on police and legal immigrants and citizens?

Posted by: zcxnissan | May 13, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

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