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As Part of National Police Week, Dallas Police Department Honored Its Fallen Today

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The Dallas Police Department has now lost 80 officers in the line of duty. The first was C.O. Brewer, who, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, was "shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for slander at the Union Depot station." That was on May 24, 1892, 11 years after the department was established. The most recent was Kevin Marceau, who died January 14 of this year, 15 years after "a car slammed into him while he was chasing two men from the scene of an accident" in 1996.

Today, as part of the annual National Police Week established in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, the DPD once again paid honor to its fallen officers with a procession from Griffin and Young to the police memorial at Young and Akard. Our Danny Fulgencio accompanied the procession and notes that, "As you might guess, today's memorial was a somber affair. Even the sky was heavy with gray." But, he writes, "just as the memorial ended, the sun burst through the clouds. True story."

We have a slide show from today's ceremony here. Also, several of Danny's photos follow.

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