Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Families, Officials Gather to Honor Fallen Law Enforcement Officials

State leaders and law enforcement officers gathered at the Florida Capitol yesterday to honor officers who have died in the line of duty. Comrades and families of fallen officers heard Gov. Rick Scott, Attorney General Pam Bondi, and St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster speak. The Florida Fraternal Order of Police sponsors the march every year to honor Florida law enforcement officers. 

James Preston, president of the Florida Fraternal Order of Police, said, “This morning is not a funeral. We were exhausted by funerals last year. Rather, this morning is a celebration of the men and women who were and are our heroes.”

Despite Florida’s crime rate being at a 41-year low, the state led the nation in the number of officer deaths in 2011. According to the Fraternal Order of Police, 12 officers died in 2011, and there are already three deaths in 2012.

As a Florida crime scene cleaning company, we are a proud supporter of the Florida Sheriff’s Association and members of law enforcement. Crystal Pinkston, co-owner of Accident Cleaners and Restoration, said, “We know the risk, and we respect our service members who put their lives on the line daily. The job calls for a duty to citizens, and safety, which we understand and believe should be honored. We offer decomposition, suicide and homicide service for the agencies, as well as the individual needs.”

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