Family, friends and the president honor fallen officers at memorial service

And here in Tampa Bay, dozens of law enforcement officers gathered in Tarpon Springs to remember their fallen colleagues, while demonstrators protested a police-involved shooting nearby.

"I think it's safe to say that every day is National Police Day at the Department of Justice", Fox began. States that require background checks when purchasing a firearm saw 53 percent fewer officers killed while on duty, according to the study.

Fortunately, Boca's police department hasn't had any officers killed in the line of duty in more than 40 years.

"These men and women who gave their last full measure of devotion, gave their all every day and gave up their tomorrows for a better place for all of us is overwhelming to me", said Caldwell.

At a weekend vigil, 394 officer names were officially added to over 20,000 already listed on the The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in DC.

"On this solemn day, almost 400 new names will be inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers memorial, including three fearless souls from Maryland who were killed in the line of duty in 2016".

Trump administration approves supply of heavy weaponry to YPG/PYD terrorists in Syria
When asked whether the new arms deal with the YPG could put USA forces in danger from Turkish airstrikes, Pentagon spokesman Maj. The YPG is considered the militia for a Kurdish nationalist group known as the Democratic Union Party (PYD).

A memorial ceremony Monday morning to honor four fallen Mansfield Police officers, kicked off Police Week on May 15.

"To them and their families, and to all law enforcement professionals who serve and protect us, tonight we say 'Thank you, '" he said.

Boca Police Chief Dan Alexander said 144 police officers were killed in the US a year ago.

This is the 35th year for Amarillo's memorial service.

Trump ran for president on a "law and order" platform, promising to "empower our law enforcement officers to do their jobs and keep our streets free of crime and violence".

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