Hundreds of fallen officers to be recognized, with four notable exceptions
Annie Andersen: TONIGHT THE NAMES OF 701 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY, INCLUDING MORE THAN 400 WHO DIED IN 2019 AND 2020 WILL BE DEDICATED DURING A CEREMONY ON THE NATIONAL MALL.
HOWEVER, THE 4 OFFICERS WHO TOOK THEIR OWN LIVES AFTER RESPONDING TO THE JANUARY 6 INSURRECTION ARE NOT INCLUDED ON THAT LIST.
THE TOLL THE INSURRECTION HAS PLAYED ON THE RESPONDING OFFICERS IS SOMETHING CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER HARRY DUNN TESTIFIED ABOUT DURING THE FIRST JANUARY 6 SELECT COMMITTEE HEARING… URGING HIS COLLEAGUES TO GET HELP IF THEY NEED IT.
Private First Class Harry Dunn, United States Capitol Police: “There is absolutely nothing wrong with seeking professional counseling. What we all went through that day was traumatic, and if you are hurting please take advantage of the counseling services that are available to us.”
Annied Andersen: MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE VIOLENCE.
A CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER ATTACKED BY PROTESTERS DIED THE NEXT DAY.
MORE THAN 100 OFFICERS WERE INJURED.
THE 33RD ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT VIGIL IS PRODUCED BY THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL FUND.
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE IS IN NEED OF HELP, CONTACT THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE AT 800-273-8255. THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE AVAILABLE… AT ANY TIME OF DAY.
IN DC I’M ANNIE ANDERSEN