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For Immediate Release:
May 02, 2017

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta

36th Annual Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Ceremony

"All Give Some, Some Gave All"


The 36th Annual Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Ceremony will pay tribute to the 143 officers who, since 1865, made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Miami-Dade County. Thousands of people are expected to assemble at the Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial monument at Tropical Park.

This event is also a show of appreciation to all the men and women in uniform for their selfless service, commitment to protect our communities, and their courage as they face fear, danger, and adversity. Surviving family members and descendants of our lost heroes will travel from around the state and across the country to participate in this solemn sunset service.

This touching ceremony includes the lighting of the commemorative torches by the chief official of each agency that has suffered losses, along with a PowerPoint presentation of those being honored; a “Riderless Horse;” a 21-gun salute; a multiple helicopter fly-over; and special effects such as a synchronized vehicle lighting exhibition. Additionally, attending family members will pin flowers on a memorial shield.

The community as well as the media is welcome to attend.

Who: Police Officers Assistance Trust (POAT) & Miami-Dade Police Department

What:A tribute to all who made the ultimate sacrifice.

When: May 04, 2017, 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Where:Tropical Park 7900 S.W. 40 Street Miami, Florida

Why:Never forget those that gave their all for their community.

Editor's Note: Media please arrive by 6:15 p.m. for interviews.


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