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Portland Police Bureau to honor fallen officers at memorial service

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The Portland Police Bureau will hold a memorial service Tuesday to recognize law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

National Police Week falls on the week of National Peace Officer Memorial Day, which is May 15, as declared by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. 

The memorial service is set for noon Tuesday at the Portland Police Memorial in Waterfront Park.

The Portland Police Memorial, which was built through the efforts of the Portland Police Historical Society, was dedicated by President George H.W. Bush during National Police Week in May 1993.

The city of Portland has lost 29 Portland police officers in the line of duty since 1870.

There will be a reception at the Portland Police Museum located on the first floor of the Justice Center after the memorial service.

Learn more about the officers and the Police Memorial at portlandpolicemuseum.com

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