HUBBARD, Ohio (WYTV) – Honoring our fallen men and women in blue.
That’s what police departments across the country and here in the Valley are doing this week for National Law Enforcement Memorial Week.
Tuesday morning, police, community members and chaplains held a ceremony honoring all past and present officers. The ceremony included a police vehicle procession followed by a small ceremony at the city building.
Hubbard has hosted the event for the past three years, and officers said it’s important to honor those who sacrificed everything.
“It’s great to see the community, the chaplains and our own people coming out to honor our own. But it means a great deal to the families also when they see so many other families and officers honoring the fallen,” said Sgt. Christopher Moffitt, Hubbard Police Department.
The tradition of honoring police during this week started back in 1962 after a proclamation was signed by President John F. Kennedy.