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
Washington Post Editors
May 13, 2010; 11:39 AM ET
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