Fallen Honored at Peace Officers' Memorial Service

The 33rd Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service was held Thursday morning on the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The event, sponsored by the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and the Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary, honors fallen law enforcement officers during National Police Week each year on the 15th of May.

Chuck Canterbury, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, hosted the event which feature a keynote address by Vice President Joe Biden and a musical tribute performed by country music recording artist Jerrod Niemann.

"Thank you -- we owe you. You strap on a badge and go out there to protect us." Biden told the thousands in attendance. “We owe you more than this nation can ever repay you.”

A Wreath Laying Ceremony was held immediately following the Memorial Service at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.