On May 18, 2020, outside Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) headquarters in the District of Columbia, regional agencies gathered in solidarity to remember and honor local law enforcement who made the ultimate sacrifice. This annual event is an opportunity to thank these heroes for their dedication, commitment and faithful service, and let survivors know that their loved ones will always be remembered. Chief Peter Newsham, MPD, provided remarks, Rev. Msgr. Sal Criscuolo Chaplain, gave the invocation, and Danny Hickson (MPD, Ret), Vice President, Washington, D.C. Chapter of C.O.P.S., read the names of honorees.
In-person attendance was limited this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the event was livestreamed and can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/_3l1Uw0Bm9o