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New Photographs and Reminder of Police Memorial Events in Salem and Washington, DC
05/06/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Provided with this reminder about two special police memorial events in Salem and Washington, DC are links to four photographs taken during Oregon State Police Senior Trooper William Hakim's name engraving on the national law enforcement memorial wall. The photographs are courtesy of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF).
 
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On Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 1:00 p.m., Oregon law enforcement joins family members and friends in Salem at the Oregon Public Safety Academy to remember and honor the brave men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty. The names of Oregon State Police Senior Trooper William Hakim (2008); Woodburn Police Captain Tom Tennant (2008); Portland Police Officer Samuel S. Young (1908); and, Lane County Reserve Deputy Robert Riley (1958) will be added to Oregon's memorial wall with the names of 167 other fallen Oregon law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty since the 1880s.
 
For more information about the Salem event, contact DPSST Deputy Director Eriks Gabliks at (503) 378-2332.
 
The names of Senior Trooper Hakim and Captain Tennant will be formally dedicated on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC during the 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil on May 13, 2009. The Candlelight Vigil is one of many events honoring America's fallen law enforcement officers during National Police Week, May 10 - 16.
 
Sponsored by the NLEOMF, the May 13th event will begin at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) at the Memorial grounds, located at Judiciary Square on the 400 block of E Street NW, Washington DC. A reading of the newly engraved names on the Memorial immediately follows the ceremony.
 
For the first time a free, live videocast over the Internet of the 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil will be available through a joint effort involving the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and www.Officer.com.  To register for the free videocast, simply click on http://www.officer.com/events/candlelight09/register/index.jsp.  All you need to do is enter your name and email address. A few days before the vigil, you will receive an email message with instructions on how to log on to the videocast on May 13th.
 
More information regarding National Police Week and NLEOMF is available on their website at www.nleomf.org/NPW2009, or contact Kevin P. Morison, NLEOMF Senior Director of Communications, at (202) 737-7134.
 
Additional information is also available on our website.