Clarksville honors fallen law enforcement officers

(Courtesy: Clarksville Police Department)

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Members of the Clarksville community honored law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty on Friday.

It was part of National Police Week as cities and towns across the country honor their fallen officers.

Chief Al Ansley from the Clarksville Police Department spoke about the 121 Officers who lost their lives in the line of duty last year, and local officers and deputies who lost their lives throughout the history of law enforcement in the city and the county.

Mayor Kim McMillan stressed the quality of local personnel, stating, “Our officers are among the best prepared in the nation.”

At one point she spoke directly to the many law enforcement officers in the crowd: “We hold you in our hearts and in our prayers; not just today, but every day.”

As “Taps” played, everyone stood in silence to remember the officers, along with their families, friends, and comrades.

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