The Prince William County Police Department are honored the county’s four fallen officers and K-9 dog yesterday, as part of National Peace Officers Memorial Day.
According to a release, every May 15 since 1962, the memorial day “pays tribute to all law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.” The day is part of Police Week, which runs from May 15 to May 21 each year.
“This year, 252 names were added to The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC from deaths in 2015. These heroes and the over 20,000 others added in years past embodies the true meaning of service and sacrifice,” stated a release.
The Prince William police have lost four officers and a police K-9 in the history of the department that will be honored today.
The individuals are:
Officer Paul “Pete” White
Officer Philip “Mike” Pennington
Officer Chris Yung
Officer Ashley Guindon
Police K-9 Gunner
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