Law enforcement traditions run deep; do you know those associated with remembering our fallen? I would hope that your academy and department instill in their officers a strong sense of traditions. But for those who have not had that opportunity, here is a brief overview.
The police report lists the gun as a .44 Magnum. The image details that it was a replica Model 1858 New Army .44-caliber cap-and-ball revolver of the kind made by a number of Italian firms, chiefly for the collector market.