On Thursday, May 3rd, 2012, State Senator Tony Munoz, along with other members of the Illinois General Assembly, current and former Illinois police officers and their friends and families came to Springfield for the annual Illinois Police Officers Memorial. The ceremony has been held on the Capitol grounds since 1985 and memorializes police officers who have fallen in the line of duty. In the following video, Senator Munoz discusses the importance of the memorial and the impact it has on the families of those fallen heroes.
State Senator Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) attended the Illinois State Police Officers Memorial Ceremony in Springfield recently. He stated, "This ceremony is to commemorate our fallen officers, but it is also a time to reflect on our brethren who continue to serve with honor, bravery and distinction, and I want to thank you for the risks you take every day to protect us."
The Illinois Police Officers Memorial Committee was established in 1985. The monument in Springfield honors fallen Illinois Police Officers and bears the names of all who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their communities. Every year on the first Thursday of May, a ceremony pays tribute to fallen officers and their families.
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