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MCSO pays tribute to officers killed in line of duty during annual event.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - An honor guard parades the colors last Thursday, May 11, at the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Troutdale facility, part of an annual memorial service for fallen officers.One hundred years ago, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office lost its first sworn officer.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - A ceremonial guard fires a volley of shots last Thursday at the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office annual memorial service for fallen officers.

On Thursday, May 11, officers from around the law enforcement community gathered to remember those who had fallen in the line of duty.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Multnomah County Sheriff Sheriff Mike Reese accepts the colors May 11 as part of the agency's annual commemoration of fallen officers.

"The public can only know this tremendous cost from afar," said Chief Deputy Mike Shults. "This month is dedicated to those who lost their lives."

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The folded American flag sits next to a plaque listing the names of Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputies killed in the line of duty.

A solemn seven-person procession marched to the bagpiper's blast, ceremonially posting the colors at the Troutdale Police Community Center located on Southwest Kendall Avenue. A 21-gun salute was also performed.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office held its annual memorial service Thursday, May 11, to commemorate the service of the 11 members of the agency killed in the line of duty.

Captain Derrick Peterson sang portions of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," while Chaplain Lewis Kyle delivered the invocation and benediction during the annual event. OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Members of the honor guard fold the colors on Thursday, May 11, during a ceremony honoring fallen members of the Multomah County Sheriff's Office.

"They are gone, but not forgotten," said Chief Deputy Jason Gates, concluding the event.

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