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National Police Week 2014 in Pictures

Thousands of law enforcement officers honored their fallen colleagues this week during the annual National Police Week observances in Washington, D.C.

May 16, 2014 03:00 PM

National Police Week 2014 in Pictures


Thousands of law enforcement officers honored their fallen colleagues during the annual National Police Week observances in Washington, D.C. Events centered around the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and included the arrival on May 12 of thousands of officers on bicycles who traveled hundreds of miles to raise money for the memorial. Events also included a candlelight vigil on May 13, which was open to the public and attended by as many as 20,000 people. Meanwhile, in a private ceremony at FBI Headquarters on May 14, we honored our own fallen agents, Chris Lorek and Stephen Shaw, who died May 17, 2013 during a Hostage Rescue Team training operation near Virginia Beach.

Director Comey opened the week with a video message to our law enforcement colleagues. In it, he said, “As we honor those in law enforcement, we also pause to remember our colleagues who have given their lives in the line of duty. We reflect upon their sacrifices, we take strength from their examples of heroism and courage, and we resolve to continue their noble work in their honor.”