IN PHOTOS: Fallen officers honored in memorial service
One hundred years ago, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office lost its first sworn officer.
On Thursday, May 11, officers from around the law enforcement community gathered to remember those who had fallen in the line of duty.
"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."
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.
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.
"They are gone, but not forgotten," said Chief Deputy Jason Gates, concluding the event.