Norwalk police hold ceremony for officers killed in line of duty

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Officials held a ceremony Tuesday to honor those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

The Norwalk Police Memorial Ceremony was held at the department headquarters.

Candles were lit in memory of the four Norwalk police officers the department has lost over the past century.

"When we say ‘never forget,’ that includes the loved ones that they've left behind," says Mayor Harry Riling. "Young children without a mom or dad, husbands and wives without a spouse, parents without a child. Serving our cities with distinction and honor."

President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation in 1962 designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week surrounding it as National Police Week.

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