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Remembering fallen members of the police force

Matt Johnston

It was a day of remembrance today in Syracuse at the newly renovated Forman Park. Mayor Stephanie Miner, Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler, and Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh were all on hand to honor members of the police force that have fallen in the line of duty.

“As it says on the shield, it’s for the good of the public… and we all understand that it is a unique individual that answers that call every day,” remarked Mayor Miner.

It was also a day to recognize the risk that current police officers make each day in the goal to make Syracuse and Onondaga County as safe as they can be.

“I sleep very peacefully at night because I know as the chief of police what I have in my men and women here at the Syracuse Police Department… I sleep very peacefully at night,” said Chief Fowler.

The ceremony began and ended with bagpipes. After everyone had spoken the wreath was placed in front of the memorial for fallen soldiers, and the bagpipes bellowed out “Amazing Grace.”