FBI Director Joins in Tribute to Fallen Police Officers
A law enforcement colleague assists Director Comey during the annual candlelight ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Director James Comey was among the thousands of people who participated in this week’s annual candlelight vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. During the vigil, held during National Police Week, the names of 273 officers—including those who died during 2014—were formally dedicated on the memorial wall.
Comey—along with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) President Madeline Neumann, and National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Chairman Craig Floyd—joined family members, friends, and colleagues of fallen officers to honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial now contains the names of 20,538 officers from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and federal, corrections, railroad, and military police agencies who died in the line of duty in the U.S., dating back to the first known officer death in 1791.