President Donald Trump will mark National Peace Officers Memorial Day Monday.
News Now Warsaw affiliate WNDU reports that President Trump will lay a wreath during the 26th annual service, held on the grounds of the Capitol. About 40,000 people are expected to attend.
Among those in attendance for National Police Week is South Bend Police Chief Scott Ruszkowski.
A candlelight vigil was held Saturday night on the National Mall, where Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke and 394 names were dedicated on the National Law Enforcement Memorial. Included in that dedication was Howard County Sheriff’s Deputy Carl Koontz, who died last year while serving an arrest warrant.
Officer William Brand was also honored. He died back in 2005 on his way home from work at the Monroe County Jail. His death was just recently recognized as happening in the line of duty.
Additional memorial services are planned in Indiana.
There is one in Elkhart behind police headquarters off of East Marion St. at noon Monday. They will be unveiling a special tribute to one of their fallen heroes.
In Goshen, they will reflect on lives lost at the police department on East Jefferson St. beginning at 7 p.m. Monday.
South Bend will hold its memorial service on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the department on West Sample St.