COVID 19 Postpones Annual Fallen Officer Tribute
This year's observance of our fallen officers who died in the line of duty has been postpone but a tribute has been put online. The Ulster County Sheriff's Office shared via Facebook the Tribute Video that has been put together to honor New York State Officers from all around the state who died in 2019 in the line of duty. The COVID 19 outbreak has cause this annual memorial to be postponed but it was important that the fallen offices still be honored during the month of May.
The New York State Line of Duty Tribute is held annually at the New York State Police Memorial Wall in Albany. It is held to honor officers from all police agencies around New York State that died from injuries sustained in the line of duty. Families, friends and colleagues of the fallen officers often attend the ceremony which coincides with National Police Week. A Tribute Video was made to honor the Officers and posted on YouTube.
The 55 officers who we lost last year will have their names added to the wall in Albany. According to the Ulster County Sheriff's Office Facebook post 2 of the officers being honored this year were shot to death in the line of duty while the 53 remaining officers being honored die from illness as a result of their work at Ground Zero after the 9/11 Attack on New York City.