Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries Honors Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers at Annual Memorial
Memorial ceremony observes its 21st year with candlelight vigil service
NEW ORLEANS – In honor of National Police Week, the Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (LLEOM) hosted its 21st annual candlelight vigil and memorial service at their Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial monument in Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery on Tuesday, May 10.
During the service, surviving family members were recognized and presented with a token of remembrance in honor of their loved one. The Louisiana Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors also held a reception for the survivors, where previous years’ survivors were available to help support the families and friends of the fallen officers.
The ceremony, inspired by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C., was established by the late New Orleans Police Department Sergeant Ron Cannatella to recognize the service and sacrifice of the more than 400 Louisiana law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty since 1870.
LLEOM is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives and memories of Louisiana police officers, deputy sheriffs, state troopers, correctional officers and federal agents killed in the line of duty.
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