Police Memorial Day

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Cincinnati Police officers and others from surrounding communities came together Friday to honor and remember fallen officers on Police Memorial Day.

This year's event began at the Cincinnati Firefighters Memorial Park on Central Avenue. The service traditionally starts on Fountain Square, but it was not available because of a scheduling conflict.

Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said there are more than 900,000 police officers in the country. But he added that protecting others comes at a price.

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Police officers from around Hamilton County gathered at Fountain Square and the Police Memorial Friday to remember their fallen colleagues.

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The late morning rain Tuesday did not stop hundreds of police officers and others from gathering on Fountain Square and at the Police Memorial to remember their fallen colleagues on Police Memorial Day.

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Police officers from across the region were in Downtown Monday honoring their fallen colleagues as part of National Police Week.