Nationwide, we are in the midst of Police Memorial Week. This week, we pay homage to Police Officers everywhere who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, losing their lives in the line of duty.
Today, the Fraternal Order of Police hosted the annual Bage Case Memorial Service for the Cleveland Division of Police. This service honors the 111 Cleveland Police Officers who have fallen in the line of duty. This honorable service began with a flag ceremony where flags are raised and lowered to half mast to pay tribute to the fallen officers. The Cleveland Division of Police Pipes and Drums band played an emotional “Amazing Grace” followed by a gun salute and an especially moving playing of Taps by a member of our own Honor Guard.
Police Officers throughout the country, throughout the world, stand united during this time of year to remember and pay respect to those whom we have lost. Their lives and their memories will never be forgotten. Our love and hearts go out to the families and survivors. May we never forget.
Photos by Steve Gusky