Walk of Honor Pays Tribute to Local Law Enforcement
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A tribute ceremony was held Wednesday to honor police officers who are sick, have died, were injured, or have lost their lives in the line of duty.
Rochester mayor Tom Richards, along with Chief Jim Sheppard of the Rochester Police Department and members of local law enforcement, took part in the tribute.
Eighty-three new bricks were installed in the Walk of Honor outside the Locust Club on Lexington Avenue.
According to the president of the local law enforcement retirees’ association, they've lost fifteen members in the last year.
Richards says the ceremony is a reminder of the countless officers who put risk their lives every day, putting the city's safety first.
“In the last several days, we've had a series of senseless violence in our city that remind us, if we needed to be reminded, why we have police officers and how difficult the job we ask them to do can be,” Richards said.
When i look back on my life, some of the names have slipped into the haze of time. But i remember the faces and i remember what they did and what they meant to me. And i guess this is what it's all about.
The Walk of Honor tribute started in 2008.