Canyon County holds ceremony to honor slain officers

A special ceremony was held in Caldwell Friday.

CALDWELL - A ceremony was held in Caldwell Friday to honor Idaho's fallen law enforcement officers.

"We love what we do or we wouldn't be here, so God bless you to those men and women who stand that watch every night," said Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue.

A police motorcade rolled into the Canyon Hill Church of the Nazarene Park this afternoon for the fifth annual Canyon County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony.

During the ceremony, the names of the 71 Idaho officers who died in the line of duty were read and 71 roses were placed on the stage in their memory.


"But not only that, we're showing honor and recognition to all of our brothers and sisters in law enforcement, and all the support staff in law enforcement throughout the nation," said Donahue.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, members of the Meridian children's choir released 71 blue balloons.

Also honored were officers across the U.S. who have died in the line of duty this year. As of May 18, that number is 49 police officers and eight K-9s.

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