Raleigh Police Department honor officers during special ceremony

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Monday, May 15, 2023
Law enforcement memorial day
Law enforcement memorial day

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Raleigh Police Department held a special ceremony to honor law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.

It kicks off National Police Week which pays tribute to officers for their service and sacrifice.

23 officers and deputies were remembered today.

That includes Wake County deputy Ned Byrd who was shot and killed in the line of duty back in August and also Officer Gabriel Torres, who was killed during the Raleigh mass shooting in October.

There are also other tributes during the week.

Across Raleigh buildings are lit blue to honor fallen officers.

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And Governor Cooper has ordered flags fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today.