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Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony with Photos
Eriks Gabliks
Deputy Director
Department of Public Safety Standards and Training
Office: (503) 378-2332

Note: Photographs from the Law Enforcement Memorial event at the Oregon Public Safety Academy are also posted on the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training website at:
Approximately 500 fellow officers, family, friends and others joined together Thursday afteOregon Attorney General John Krogerrnoon in Salem at the Oregon Public Safety Academy to honor the brave men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty. Four names were added to Oregon's Memorial Wall where it is inscribed "WITH THE REDEDICATION OF THE LIVING TO THE PRINCIPLES WHICH GUIDED THESE DEAD, WE GIVE MEANING TO THEIR SACRIFICE." Oregon Attorney General John Kroger joined John Minnis, Director of the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, honoring our courageous state troopers, county deputies and city officers.
Memorial WallThe names of Oregon State Police (OSP) 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) were dedicated and recognized May 7th as they were added to the memorial wall joining the names of 167 other fallen Oregon law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty since the 1880s.

Senior Trooper Hakim and Captain Tennant will have their names formally dedicated May 13, 2009 on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC during the 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil. 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. Links to photographs of the engraving of Senior Trooper Hakim's name on the national memorial wall is available on a previous news release posted on the OSP website at:
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:
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.
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