Annual Police Officers’ Memorial Remembrance Ceremony Recognizes Fallen Officers
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently honored 26 police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to communities across New York State. The officers – from six local, state and federal law enforcement agencies – were remembered at New York State’s annual Police Officers’ Memorial Remembrance Ceremony. Their names joined others on the polished black granite memorial at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.
“Every day, police officers across New York selflessly put their lives at risk to protect the citizens of our state,” Governor Cuomo said. “ we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities safe. I join with all New Yorkers in remembering their legacy and thanking their families for their service and bravery.”
The names of the 26 officers join 1,387 others chiseled into the memorial, bringing the total number of officers honored to 1,413. The memorial recognizes officers from 141 police agencies across the state and six federal agencies.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul joined more than 400 people gathered at the memorial, including local, state and federal law enforcement professionals; elected officials; and family members of the deceased officers. The solemn service also drew many friends and colleagues of the fallen officers.
“Our treasured way of life functions because of the underlying trust that we as civilians have in our law enforcement,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “ we honor the service and sacrifice of men and women who protect the freedoms that have made our nation and our State the shining beacon of Democracy envied by the world.”
The following officers’ were recognized at today’s ceremony:
2015 Line of Duty Deaths