No new names will be added to the Fallen Officers Memorial wall, this year. Thirteen of the officers listed on the wall have come from the Colorado Springs Police Department. The last name added from Colorado Springs was Officer Garrett Swasey, whose end of watch was on November 27. 2015. The speaker for the event, Sam Hendrix, wanted to be sure those fallen were never forgotten.
"Honestly, none of us know if we'll go back home tonight when we leave our homes, but most of us don't purposefully walk into dangerous situations like you do every single day," Hendrix spoke as he gave a speech to the people in attendance.
Officers will be honored going into Saturday, May 20th, during the 10th annual Valor Run at 9 am. Proceeds will go to help fund a memorial, in the planning stages, to be built in Memorial Park.