This year I was honored to represent the Albany Law Enforcement Resolution Team, our city, and region, as I participated in the State of New York’s Police Officers Memorial ceremony honoring 101 police officers who lost their lives in 2019 and 2020.
I joined Governor Kathy Hochul, Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Attorney General Tish James, and many other city, state, and federal officials, in recognition of these brave men and women who served us all across New York State.
The ceremony was held at the newly constructed New York State Police Officers Memorial on the Empire State Plaza where the fallen officer’s names will be forever etched on the memorial wall. The monument has over 1,600 names of men and women who died while in the line of duty.
My hope is that the prayers I offered, brought the families who were in attendance, comfort in knowing that our state supports them as they live without the important components of their family member who is no longer with them.
One example I gave was, "Just as the Son of Man did not come into the earth to be served, but to serve and give His life as a ransom for many," so did these brave men and women who did not live to be served, but served all of us and gave their lives so many could have better lives.
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