Law enforcement community salutes the fallen

DOVER — Members of the Delaware’s law enforcement community came together Wednesday in two ceremonies to honor their fallen comrades.

Delaware State Police held its annual Police Memorial Service Wednesday morning at the Delaware State Police Training Academy, at its headquarters in Dover. Fellow troopers, family and friends gathered to remember those 23 troopers who lost their lives in the line of duty since 1923.

Gov. Jack Markell, Secretary James N. Mosley of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Attorney General Matthew Denn, Delaware State Police Superintendent Col. Nathaniel McQueen Jr. and Lt. Thomas Brackin, president of the Delaware State Police Troopers Association, were among those speaking.

Later in the day, the Delaware Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service — sponsored by the Delaware State Fraternal Order of Police — held its service on Legislative Mall. It honored the fallen men and women of law enforcement within the State of Delaware.

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