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30th Annual Police Memorial Service (Photos)

Six police officers from the Washington region and two civilians who worked to support law enforcement were killed last year: Officer Todd Allen Bahr from Fredricksburg police; Sgt. Richard Scott Findley from Prince George's County Police; Lt. Michael Patrick Howe from Baltimore County Police; Trooper First Class Mickey Charles Lippy from the Maryland State Police, Officer Richard Mark Bremer from Frederick City police and Second Lt. Francis Joseph (Frank) Stecco from the Fairfax County Police.

A ceremony honoring them and civilians Leonard "Bud Doggett" founder of HEROES and Maryland State Police pilot Stephen H. Bunker took place this morning at the Washington Area Law Enforcement Officers Memorial outside of D.C. police headquarters. The service is part of National Police Week.

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D.C. Officer Toniere Lee of the department's Family Support Team salutes after placing a carnation in memory of those killed.

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(l-r) D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, Assistant Chiefs Patrick Burke, Diane Groomes and Michael Anzallo listen to speakers.

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Officer Gregory Alemian of the Third District in Northwest, who works in the Family Support Unit, escorts Shirley Gibson, mother of Brian Gibson, a D.C. police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 1997.

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Officers from the Washington region, London, England and Poland. Many of the international officers said they had paid their own way to the District to be a part of National Police Week.

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Flags lowered to half staff outside D.C. police headquarters, which is named after Henry J. Daly a detective killed in the line of duty in 1994, along with two FBI agents.

Photos by Theola Labbé-DeBose

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  May 11, 2009; 1:45 PM ET
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