Crowd honors fallen police officers

first_imgAn honor guard fired rifles, piercing the quiet late Thursday morning air, as a crowd of dozens observed outside the Clark County Public Service Center in downtown Vancouver.The final gunshot cued Clark County sheriff’s Chief Criminal Deputy Mike Evans to begin playing a somber version of taps on the trumpet.It was fitting in a year that saw a single local law enforcement fatality in the slaying of sheriff’s tracking dog Kane that both honors were accompanied by vigorous barking from the several police dogs in attendance.A crowd of police officers, family members of fallen officers and attorneys gathered to pay tribute to those sworn officers and police dogs killed in the line of duty.The annual law enforcement memorial ceremony is especially important this year in wake of numerous police shootings over the past couple years in the Pacific Northwest, Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Tony Golik remarked in his speech.last_img

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