The ceremony will honor MI law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
The 2017 Riverside County Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony will be held Monday, May 22, at 6:15 p.m.in front of the "Safe in His Arms Memorial" at 4102 Orange Street, Riverside. Early arrival is encouraged.
After families were escorted to their seats, the ceremony began.
At one point, the two groups joined together to recite the Pennsylvania State Police Call of Honor.
Four members of the Paris Police Department Honor Guard are back home after participating in the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Service honoring Texas' fallen law enforcement personnel Sunday and Monday in Austin.
Crowell explained it was important to support them because law enforcement allows Carson City to enjoy a great quality of life.
Kirkpatrick addressed the audience while standing before the black marble memorial wall in the lobby at police headquarters that bears the names of the fallen officers etched in white.
"We are the model for community policing in this country and I can say that with a lot of confidence", he said. "But by the very nature of the work troopers do, how the safety and well-being of others is paramount, and how they rush to danger as others go the other way, it all but ensures there will be others who give their lives in the line of duty".
Officer Ira Wayne Bramlitt Jr. made the ultimate sacrifice at the young age of 29.
"To the public, we serve, remember the danger our officers face protecting your freedoms", Perez said.