Each May 13 the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) holds a candlelight vigil for fallen law enforcement and the names of the officers who are being added to the Washington, DC, Memorial are read. This event marks the beginning of National Police Week.
The Candlelight Vigil, held on the National Mall, is an extremely moving event, but it is just one of many law enforcement memorial services held during Police Week across the nation.
Last month POLICE asked readers who planned to attend Police Week events to send us their photos so we could consider them for publication and our favorite would appear on our cover. The winning image is on this month's cover and it leads this photo feature. The photo—taken by Sgt. Telayna Luttrell of the Williamson County (TN) Sheriff's Office—captures a St. Louis County bagpiper after he played a midnight salute to the fallen at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.