Saluting a Legacy of Honor: National Police Week Blue Light Ceremony

371 fallen officers were honored on Monday night in our nation's capital.

Posted: May. 13, 2019 3:59 PM
Updated: May. 13, 2019 11:16 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTHI) - 371 fallen officers were honored on Monday night in our nation's capital.

It started with the families of fallen officers being escorted in by law enforcement, representing departments from all across the country.

It is all part of National Police Week. 

On Monday night, thousands gathered to honor fallen officers with the vigil.

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Terre Haute Police Officer Rob Pitts was one of the hundreds of fallen officers that were honored. He was killed in the line of duty just over a year ago. 

His family, along with about 40 law enforcement officers from Terre Haute and Vigo County made the trip.

"We are here with the Pitts family, but we are also here to help all the other families because again, these families and these departments were here for us when we lost officers. So we are here to help them, help the families. Help the departments. Any way that we can facilitate the needs, we are going to do so," Ryan Adamson, from the Terre Haute Police Department said.

It was part of what is called the 'Blue Light Ceremony.'

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A thin blue line appeared in the sky above the crowd.

News 10's Heather Good will have more coverage from National Police Week in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

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