Honoring Their Fallen

Police officers across America, and right here in Naperville, honored fallen police men and women at the annual Peace Officers Memorial.

Naperville’s finest gathered with local officials, families and residents to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Attendees observed a moment of silence for 120 seconds, one second for every officer killed in the line of duty across the country in 2012.

The event also featured a flag ceremony, wreath presentation, and bagpipes.

One Naperville police officer has been killed in the line of duty, Robert Worthel back in 1927.

This year, Pastor Kenneth Hall passed away at the age of 65. He served as the Naperville Police Department Chaplain for 35 years.

President John F. Kennedy declared May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day in 1962 and the week that day falls in is National Police Week.

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