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BREMEN â€” The Bremen Police Department invites the public to a memorial service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the the police department to honor law enforcement officers slain in the line of duty.
The event is being held in conjunction with National Police Officer Memorial Week, May 12-18.
Light refreshments will be provided at the Bremen service.
National Police Officer Memorial Week was created to honor slain law enforcement officers throughout the United States. Last year approximately 120 federal, state and local law enforcement officers â€“ including two in Indiana â€“ were killed in the line of duty.
On average 140-160 law enforcement officers are killed in the line of duty every year.
The number of police officers killed on the job skyrocketed 40 percent in 2010 and 24 percent in 2011.
The fatality rate for police officers per 100,000 is 18.
There have been 39 police officers killed nationally in the line of duty so far this year.
Join Bremen police on Tuesday, May 14, for its memorial service and take a moment this week to remember all police officers and pay honor to the law enforcement officers who were killed or injured while serving their communities.