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Last year I was not able to travel due to the COVID restrictions, so I was not able to go to Washington for National Police Week. This year even though the events of Police Week were moved to October, I went to DC during the week of May 15.
I was injured in the line of duty serving with the Williamson County (TN) Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee in 2006. That same year I visited “the Wall” (the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial) for the first time.
It was a powerful experience. As I looked on in awe and sorrow at the names cut into the marble, I realized that God had brought me to this place for a reason. I swore I would do all I could to honor my fallen brothers and sisters and support their families.
I have since dedicated my photography to honoring the fallen. Which is why I went to Washington, DC, this year for National Police Week, even though the events were postponed.
National Police Memorial Day is May 15 and has been since 1962, and I wanted to show the world that these brave men and women were not forgotten on the day that is dedicated to their honor and sacrifice.--Telayna Luttrell