Every year we join togethor at Saint Patrick's Church in Washington, DC to celebrate the lives of those who made the supreme sacrifice in law enforcement.
Command staff, line officers, honor guards, mounted units, motor units, and pipe and drum units from all of the area police and law enforcement agencies present a moving and dignified image for those who share the sense of loss to our community.
While the officers and the public can see the pagentry, we are here for those who watch from above, those who are our eternal back up.
As the service begins and the units march into postition, many passers by inquire as to what is happening. The response they make upon learning is a solemn glance at these units, a slow nod, and a sincere thank you.