Eugene Police unveil memorial wall honoring 3 officers killed in line of duty
The unveiling comes during National Police Week, a time to remember law enforcement killed in the line of duty.
"In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week," according to Eugene Police. "Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. There is a National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial in Washington DC to raise awareness about those officers who have died in the line of duty."