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A tribute from the FBI during National Police Week near the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
A tribute from the FBI during National Police Week near the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
A tribute from the FBI during National Police Week near the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
A tribute from the FBI during National Police Week near the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
A vehicle from the Adams County, Colo., Sheriff's Department honors the fallen during National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
A vehicle from the Adams County, Colo., Sheriff's Department honors the fallen during National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
A squirrel intrudes on the memorials during National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
A squirrel intrudes on the memorials during National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
A tribute to the fallen during National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
A tribute to the fallen during National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
A wreath from Vice President and Mrs. Mike Pence at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., during National Police Week , May 14, 2019. In the background is the National Building Museum.
A wreath from Vice President and Mrs. Mike Pence at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., during National Police Week , May 14, 2019. In the background is the National Building Museum. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Officers from the Adams County, Colo., Sheriff's Department and the Mount Dora Police take their turn as honor guard during National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
Officers from the Adams County, Colo., Sheriff's Department and the Mount Dora Police take their turn as honor guard during National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
The Pomona, Calif., police honor guard marches during National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
The Pomona, Calif., police honor guard marches during National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Honor guard representatives of the Pomona, Calif., police department, left, and the Bureau of Land Management change shifts during National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
Honor guard representatives of the Pomona, Calif., police department, left, and the Bureau of Land Management change shifts during National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Bureau of Land Management police officers take their turn as the honor guard during National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
Bureau of Land Management police officers take their turn as the honor guard during National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Native American police officers take part in a drum ceremony during National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019.
Native American police officers take part in a drum ceremony during National Police Week at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
A visitor looks up the name of a fallen officer engraved on the wall at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., during National Police Week, May 14, 2019.
A visitor looks up the name of a fallen officer engraved on the wall at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., during National Police Week, May 14, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Visitors to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 2019, during National Police Week, look at names on the marble memorial to the fallen.
Visitors to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 2019, during National Police Week, look at names on the marble memorial to the fallen. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Visitors to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 2019, during National Police Week, make pencil rubbings of names on the marble memorial to the fallen.
Visitors to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 2019, during National Police Week, make pencil rubbings of names on the marble memorial to the fallen. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Visitors to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 2019, during National Police Week, make pencil rubbings of names on the marble memorial to the fallen.
Visitors to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 2019, during National Police Week, make pencil rubbings of names on the marble memorial to the fallen. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Visitors to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 2019, during National Police Week, make pencil rubbings of names on the marble memorial to the fallen.
Visitors to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 2019, during National Police Week, make pencil rubbings of names on the marble memorial to the fallen. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
At the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., some of the more than 21,000 names of officers who have been killed in the line of duty in the U.S. since 1791 are seen on one of the two 304-foot-long marble walls.
At the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., some of the more than 21,000 names of officers who have been killed in the line of duty in the U.S. since 1791 are seen on one of the two 304-foot-long marble walls. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

WASHINGTON — Relatives, friends and fellow officers are marking National Police Week by honoring the more than 21,000 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty in the U.S. since 1791.

At the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, a combination of ceremonies and moments of individual reflection center on the two 304-foot-long marble walls on which the names of the fallen are engraved. As visitors create pencil rubbings of names on the wall and place mementos of their loved ones, police honor guards from around the country stand watch over the scene.

Among the ceremonies held this week were a candlelight vigil on the National Mall and the engraving of new names of fallen officers on the wall.

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