(WFLA) – The 28th annual candlelight vigil was held on the National Mall to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
According to NBC News, organizers said that 252 fallen officers were remembered and had their names added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
FBI Director James Comey and Director of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson spoke at the ceremony and read the officer’s names out loud.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch also spoke at the vigil.
The vigil is a part of national police week. There are more than 20,000 names on the memorial.
You can go to the memorial’s website to check the list of all the names engraved.
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