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Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries Honors Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers at Annual Memorial

NEW ORLEANS – In honor of National Police Week, the Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (LLEOM) will host its 21st annual candlelight vigil and memorial service at their Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial monument in Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery on Tuesday, May 10.

During the service, surviving family members will be recognized and presented with a token of remembrance in honor of their loved one. Before the service, the Louisiana Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors will hold a reception for the survivors, where previous years’ survivors will be available to help support the families and friends of the fallen officers.

The ceremony, inspired by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C., was established by the late New Orleans Police Department Sergeant Ron Cannatella to recognize the service and sacrifice of the more than 400 Louisiana law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty since 1870.

LLEOM is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives and memories of Louisiana police officers, deputy sheriffs, state troopers, correctional officers and federal agents killed in the line of duty.

WHO:          Families and friends of fallen Louisiana law enforcement officers

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

Louisiana Chapter of Concerns for Police Survivors

New Orleans Police Department

New Orleans Fire Department

New Orleans E.M.S.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office

Jefferson Parish Fire Department

Emerald Society of New Orleans

WHERE:        Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries

                        5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124

                        *At the Louisiana Law Enforcement Memorial, near the front entrance of the funeral home  

WHEN:          Tuesday, May 10

7 – 8:30 p.m.

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