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Wake County honors 19 fallen police officers

Posted May 16, 2012

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— Wake County paused Wednesday to honor law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty, as part of national Peace Officers Memorial Week.

Hundreds gathered at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh to pay tribute to 19 fallen officers from Raleigh, Wake County, Cary, Morrisville, Wake Forest and the state Highway Patrol.

Raleigh police Officer Adam W. Young, who was shot in February during a standoff with a suicidal man, delivered the keynote speech.

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  • Always160 May 17, 2012

    How dare you?!?! This service was to honor those that gave their lives to protect their communities. Clearly, driving in your vehicle is not more dangerous than law enforcement since you are still here to speak your small-minded opinion and these HEROES are no longer here with their families.

    If you have problems with a particular law enforcement officer, take it up with their department but don't judge every officer and you certainly do NOT have the right to judge those who are no longer here!

  • less_govt_is_better_govt May 17, 2012

    driving to work everyday in my civilian vehicle is more dangerous than law enforcement

    I have never met a civilian I could not defend myself from. In wake county, rogue police and the blue wall of silence they keep for one another is the biggest crime problem of all