Fallen police officers to be commemorated at National Memorial Arboretum

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The White House was lit up in blue Monday night to honor law enforcement.

Nationwide, there were 141 law enforcement related deaths in 2015.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox also issued a statement Tuesday.

This week is National Police Week and law enforcement agencies all over the country are honoring those killed in the line of duty.

"We can keep guns out of the hands of risky people and better protect law enforcement from the threats of gun violence", said David Chipman, a retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent, now with the gun control group.

"Steve knew from the time I met him, that he wanted to go into law enforcement", said Barbara Favela, wife of fallen officer, Steven Favela.

"It is entirely fitting that those officers and staff who give their lives in the line of duty should be remembered with a lasting tribute", she said.

Officer Norman Murkerson was a member of Bainbridge Public Safety in the 1950's.

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Texas again led the way with the most officers killed at 19.

The solemn silence that shrouded families of 234 fallen officers erupted into applause as President Donald Trump was introduced at the 36th Annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service on Monday. "It's a tradition every year". "I hope it makes people thankful for the risks the police take to take care of our cities". That I can tell you.

It is also meant to coincide with the start of National Police Week.

Pope County Sheriff Shane Jones asked the audience of Tuesday morning's police memorial service in front of the Sheriff's Office to keep the Mainhart family in our hearts and prayers.

But the fact is, the overwhelming majority of law enforcement are outstanding men and women who choose to serve our community.

A trait that family members said defines the two in uniform and out, a special quality they miss so much.

According to the Washington Post, Trump said on May 15 that law enforcement officers are subject to "unfair defamation and vilification" that have made their jobs more risky and accused other politicians of failing to support the police force.

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