National Police Week: Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

By KBJR News 1

May 16, 2013 Updated May 16, 2013 at 7:07 PM CDT

Superior, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Twin Ports Area Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony took place Thursday to honor the police officers who were wounded or injured while protecting people in their communities.

The event was a part of National Police Week when communities across the country give thanks to their local law enforcement.

15 police department officer's names were read and recognized for their bravery and work in the field...Each of the officers patrolled in the Twin Ports region.

The Superior Police Chief says there has not been a fatality in their department since the 1960's. But despite enhanced training, even officers that do everything right can still fall victim to dangerous situations.

"This week is important because we recognize those officers who have sacrificed their lives and we are recognizing all law enforcement officers in that they know their efforts, their sacrifice while doing this job is appreciated and won't be forgotten," Superior Police Chief Charles LaGesse said.

There are 150 officers on the Duluth Police force and 57 police officers in Superior.

Mayor Bruce Hagen wants citizens to never forget the sacrifices that officers make to protect and serve.

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