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NE Kansas officers honor fellow officers in Washington

WASHINGTON (KSNT) - Police officers from northeast Kansas were among thousands of people in Washington who gathered to honor fellow officers killed in the line of duty. 

It's part of the National Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony. Last year 129 officers were killed on the job across the country. 

President Donald Trump told families of the fallen that the entire country is grieving with them. 

One Topeka officer with the Honor Guard said these ceremonies are important for everyone there. 

"It's not only cathartic for us, but more importantly for the surviving families," said Steven Block. "It's cathartic for them. So they can begin that process of remembering their fallen officer and hopefully start that healing process."

Many officers attending the ceremony said the support makes the grieving process a little easier. 


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