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PHOTOS: Fallen Police Officers Honored In Savannah

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This morning the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department paid tribute to the law enforcement officers from our community who were killed in the line of duty.

Hundreds of law enforcement officers, elected officials, community leaders and friends and family of the fallen officers attended today's ceremony at the Police Memorial on Oglethorpe Avenue across from SCMPD Headquarters.

Fifty-one officers have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and security of our community since 1868. A rose was placed at the base of the statue in memory of each officer.

Chief Willie Lovett said, "There is no greater honor than to be a part of this Police Memorial Day and pay tribute to the officers who gave their lives for this community. I wish I turn the clock back and bring these men and women back to the families that are still grieving the loss of their loved one. We will never forget them and their families will always be a part of our family."

Mayor Edna Jackson, County Commission Chairman Albert Scott, City Manager Stephanie Cutter, County Manager Russ Abolt, Chatham County Sheriff Al St Lawrence, Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap, Alderwoman Mary Ellen Sprague, Alderwoman Mary Osborne, Alderman Van Johnson and County Commissioner Helen Stone attended today's event.

Photos by WSAV

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