Ceremonies honoring Alaska's fallen officers are set to take place today (Wednesday) in Fairbanks.
Alaska Police Memorial Day was celebrated on May 10, and to honor the 64 fallen Law Enforcement Officers from across the state, multiple ceremonies at various
locations, are being held.
The Farthest North Chapter of the Alaska Peace Officers Association is sponsoring the Fairbanks ceremony, which takes place at 11am at the Fairbanks Police
"Multiple agencies are attending," says Joseph Dallaire, President of the APOA Farthest North Chapter. "It's a time to pay respects and recognize all Alaskan officers who have fallen in the
line of duty, including the three we've lost so far in 2013."
Statewide events coincide with National Police Memorial Day, which is also being recognized on May 15 every year.
Alaska holds its main memorial service the Friday before the national memorial so families of the fallen officers can attend both events.