May 15, 2020— Today marks the National Police Memorial Day. Under usual circumstances, the Department of Public Safety and the Anchorage Police Department would host a ceremony in Anchorage where the families of the fallen would gather, along with law enforcement officers from across Alaska. Ceremonies would have also been held in Fairbanks and Juneau. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided it was prudent to put the safety of the survivors and our law enforcement professionals first. However, we still honor our fallen greatly.
“What our fallen left behind were families they loved, coworkers they stood shoulder-to-should with and communities that looked to them for safety,” said Commissioner Amanda Price, Department of Public Safety. “I personally want to thank the law enforcement officers throughout Alaska who have picked up the torch to continue to serve the people of Alaska every time they don their badge and head out for their shift. To the families that lost an officer they loved, we stand with you in remembering your loved one’s legacy.”
The video can also be found on the Alaska State Troopers (Official) and Anchorage Police Department Facebook pages:
The DPS and APD would like to thank the Fraternal Order of Alaska State Troopers (FOAST) and the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association (APDED) for providing the flowers and memorial wreath in honor of the fallen.
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