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Officers Honored During Police Week Ceremony

Posted at 10:32 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 23:40:42-04

Nashville remembered local fallen officers in a special ceremony as part of National Police Week.

The Fraternal Order of Police hosted the public memorial service this afternoon for all the Metro Nashville Police Department officers who sacrificed their lives to protect the city. 

Family, friends, and fellow officers joined together to honor the 44 police officers who died in the line of duty in Nashville since 1875.
“When we remember them, we often have thoughts about the present and the future. What they would be doing today, how they would have impacted the lives of others around them, what would their future be?” said Chief Steve Anderson.

Chief Anderson also brought to mind Metro Police Officer Michael Petrina, who was killed two years ago serving in the line of duty while investigating a crash.