The week of May 15th is known as National Police Week. The week honors the many law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
The names of fallen officers in Mobile County are now forever engraved in a new memorial at Public Safety Park on Airport Boulevard.
Officers unveiled the monument during the Mobile County Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service.
The ceremony honored 17 officers who passed away in 2017, as well as Mobile Police officer, Justin Billa, who died in the line of duty earlier this year.
Mary Williams attended the service to honor her husband, Earl Royce Williams, who also worked for the Mobile Police Department.
He passed away in the line of duty at the age of 32.
"My heart hurts and aches for them when there's a tragedy. When someone gets killed it's really sad. I went through it and I know it's a sad thing to go through. It doesn't get easier for me. I still love him after all these years," Williams said.
The families of fallen officers had the opportunity to trace their loved ones name on a piece of paper as a keepsake from the memorial.
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