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Police Officers Remember Live Lost in the Line of Duty

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Local Officers are remembering those whose lives were lost in the line of duty.

As part of the 33rd Annual Police Memorial Week, a Memorial Service was held at the Sarah Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church Sunday.

Police chaplains and clergy officiated the service in honor of officers who lost their lives while on the job. A New York State Police Honor Guard and a bag piper led police officers into the church.

Uniformed officers also lit candles in the officers' memory during a roll call of the deceased.

"They have families that they leave behind. They gave the, the words are 'the ultimate sacrifice', for their communities and the state. And it's a time to remember them and basically by remembering them thank them again for their services, " said president of the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Memorial Association Paul Burnett.

The Memorial Week will continue throughout May 9th and Monday there will be a motorcade of officer vehicles to the staging area of a Memorial Service and Flag Raising Ceremony.