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Memorial ceremony on Thursday will honor fallen DPD officers

KUSA-TV Denver logo KUSA-TV Denver 5/16/2019 Bobbi Sheldon
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The Denver Police Department is hosting a ceremony Thursday morning to honor 72 fallen officers from their department. 

The tribute, set to begin at 10 a.m., will be held at the Denver Police Law Enforcement Memorial located at 1331 Cherokee Street.

It's one of many tributes to fallen officers taking place during National Police Week.

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At the ceremony, the names of the 72 DPD officers who were killed in the line of duty will be read so their sacrifice will not be forgotten.

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Hundreds of officers, deputies, and other law enforcement officials are expected to attend. The public is also welcome. 

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week, according to the National Police Week website.

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