LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The community came together Monday to honor officers lost in the line of duty.
The Town of Campbell Police Department hosted the 2017 La Crosse County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony. As a part of National Police Week, Representative Ron Kind gave the keynote speech, touching on how important it is for legislators to work with law enforcement.
Campbell's Police Chief says while remembering fallen officers is important, those they leave behind also need support.
"I've been to too many funerals of officers who were killed in the line of duty, and they're very, very somber events, and the one thing that's always so striking is just the impact it has on families and the people left behind,” said Town of Campbell Police Department Chief Drew Gavrilos.
La Crosse's Police Department will also host its 18th annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony Monday night, honoring local officers for outstanding service.
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