South Bay police honor fallen on National Peace Officer Memorial Day

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

TORRANCE, Calif. (KABC) -- Tuesday, May 15 was National Peace Officer Memorial Day. Police departments throughout the South Bay lowered their flags to half-staff for officers who died in the line of duty.

The day coincides with National Police Week: May 13-19. At the Torrance Police Department, there is a living memorial to the fallen. One tree is planted for each of the four fallen Torrance Officers.

The officer down memorial page lists 53 line-of-duty deaths nationwide in 2018.