California’s Fallen Officers Honored in Sacramento
Thousands of law enforcement personnel gathered outside the state’s capitol Monday to honor comrades who died in the line of duty last year. Among those remembered were Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Davis Jr., both of whom were fatally shot in October.
The names of the 13 law enforcement officers have been added to the California Peace Officers’ Memorial Monument which bears the inscription, “In The Line Of Duty.” California Attorney General Kamala Harris read their names aloud during the 39th annual ceremony.
"We do our best to never forget them, to honor them and honor their families," said Sacramento County deputy Kevin Mickelson.
Capt. Dave Torgerson, a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department spokesman, asked the public to “remember all the good things police officers and sheriff’s deputies and investigators do day in and day out in their communities.”
California led the nation in officer fatalities for the year 2014. Read more about the ceremony here.