KINGMAN, Ariz. – The City of Kingman, along with communities across the United States will honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends, and fellow officers they left behind.
Kingman City Manager Ron Foggin said, “This is a time to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities. We are lucky to live in a community that appreciates law enforcement and the services they provide in keeping us all safe.”
Kingman Police Chief Rusty Cooper said, “The men and women of the Kingman Police Department are proud to serve the people of the City of Kingman. We take our duty seriously, wishing to provide the most professional service within our power to make our community a better place to live.”
This year, the names of 619 officers killed in the line of duty (319 fatalities were COVID-19-related) are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. These 619 officers include 472 officers who were killed during 2021, plus 147 officers who died in previous years, but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now.
The names of all 619 fallen officers nationwide will be formally dedicated during the 34th Annual Candlelight Vigil to be held on the National Mall in Washington, DC, at 8:00 pm EDT on May 13, 2022. For more information and to register for the Candlelight Vigil, go to NLEOMF.org/RegisterCV.
For more information about National Police Week, please visit https://nleomf.org/policeweek.