48 fallen officers remembered during 'Police Week' in Honolulu

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Local officer says they were honored to show their support to families.

The last Mansfield police officer to lose his life in the line of duty was Brian D. Evans on December 26, 2007.

Of those officers, 143 of them died past year.

Trump spoke outside the U.S. Capitol Monday at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service.

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"We as a family, we as a brotherhood band together, we support these families year in and year out we're there for them", Cabell County Sheriff Chuck Zerkle said.

Republican President Donald Trump bathed the White House in blue light Monday night to honor fallen cops for Peace Officers Memorial Day.

The President asked the Justice Department to develop new strategies to prevent and prosecute violent crimes against officers. The DPS Peace Officer Memorial Service is always held in conjunction with National Police Week.

"To them and their families, and to all law enforcement professionals who serve and protect us, tonight we say 'Thank you, '" he said.

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According to the nonprofit "Officer Down Memorial Page", 48 officers have lost their lives this year, including Lowndes County Deputy Michael Butler in February.

The president also singled out several names of law enforcement officials who perished as a result of anti-police attacks in 2016.

"Obviously, we don't want more people added to that list, that would be one of my hopes", said Jared.

The Law Enforcement Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

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"May Americans learn from the example of the heroes we have lost, and always keep in mind to trust each other, work with each other, and love each other".

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