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Fall River, other local officers attend National Police Parade on Aquidneck Island

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Photo courtesy of Fall River Police Department

During the month of May of each year, an annual tradition known as Police Week is set aside to honor those persons in law enforcement, past and present, and to pay tribute and give honor to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, their life in the line of duty.

The law enforcement community attends the National Police Parade every year to recognize fallen officers in the line of duty. 133 Officers were killed in the line of duty during 2017 according to parade organizers. For the second year in a row, the greatest loss of Officers in the Line of Duty was by gunfire.

Fall River, Dartmouth, Somerset, and Swansea police officers were some of the departments in attendance along with Massachusetts State Police and Fall River Young Marines. Eighty groups in total participated in the event.  The New York City Police Marching Band and Hackensack NJ Police Department also participated.

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Courtesy of Somerset Police

 

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Photo courtesy of Fall River Young Marines

 

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