LPD hold remembrance ceremony for five fallen police officers

LEWISTON, ID - Police all over the country are paying their respects to their fellow officers who've made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

Tuesday, Lewiston Police held their annual Memorial Ceremony.
It's National Police Week, and every year during this time LPD takes a moment to remember and recognize the service of five Lewiston Police officers who died while serving.

Lewiston Police Chief, Steven Orr said through this ceremony they're able to keep the legacy of the fallen heroes alive.

"Memorial ceremonies, just like this one, are being conducted all across this great nation throughout the week," said Orr. "It is not our intention to renew your grief but to honor these officers for the men that they were and the example that they exhibited."

National Police Week was designated by President Kennedy in the early 1960's. It honors fallen police officers throughout the country.

Police Chief Steve Orr said in 2013, the number of fatalities of United States law enforcement officers was the lowest it has been in 54 years.