by Megan Baldino
Friday, May 7, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A somber memorial was held at the Alaska State Crime Lab in Anchorage Friday to remember Alaska's fallen law enforcement officers. Among those there to honor them was an Anchorage police officer who could have been one of them.
This week residents of Alaska, like other states across the country, are taking time to remember and honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
"There is not one of us, my bet is, that once these names are read, that hasn't been touched personally by one or more of these individuals," said Gov. Sean Parnell.
In all, 59 law enforcement officers have been killed in Alaska since it became a U.S. territory, while serving and protecting their communities.