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North Dakota Peace Officer Memorial Service May 15, 2019
“Thin Blue Line” to be displayed on Capitol building
BISMARCK, ND – This week is National Police Week and North Dakota’s sixty-four fallen law enforcement officers will be remembered and honored during public events at the state capitol and in local communities across the state.
Beginning after dusk this evening, the State Capitol building windows on two floors will be lit to display a ‘Thin Blue Line,’ in a show of support and respect for all law enforcement, past and present.
On Wednesday May 15, 2019, the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service will be held on the Capitol grounds, beginning at 1:00 pm. Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle, Lt. Governor Brent Sanford, and Attorney General Stenehjem will speak at the Memorial service. ND Highway Patrol Sgt. Luke Hendrickson, President of the North Dakota Peace Officers Association, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies and Captain Mickey Harmon of the Cass County Sheriff’s Department will play the bagpipes. Chaplains from the Crisis Care Chaplaincy will officiate and read the Roll Call of fallen officers. The Crisis Care Chaplaincy is a volunteer organization providing faith-based crisis counseling in concert with emergency service agencies in the Bismarck area.
On Wednesday night after the Memorial Service, the Capitol building’s Thin Blue Line light display will shine for a second night in honor of the state’s fallen officers.
The public is invited to attend the Memorial service.
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