Harrisburg, Pa. - The Fraternal Order of Police Pennsylvania State lodge held its annual memorial service in Harrisburg to honor officers killed in the line of duty. Five officers were killed while on the job in 2015. They were all honored, along with a police officer who passed away in 2013.
Their names will all be added to a memorial in Washington, D.C. later in the year. The F.O.P. president says it's important to honor these fallen officers.
"These officers, each and every day, put on their badge, put on their uniform and go out the door not knowing if they're coming home that evening to their families," said Les Neri, F.O.P. president. "They do it in the protection of others and the service of others. And especially in today's world, I think it's really important that people remember what it is that law enforcement officers do and how much they sacrifice to make us all safe."
This is the 23rd time the F.O.P. has held this service.