Hundreds of Street Signs to Honor LAPD Officers Killed in Action

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The Los Angeles Police Department plans to install hundreds of street signs at locations where officers were killed in the line of duty.


LAPD officers gather for the annual Los Angeles Police Memorial Ceremony at the LAPD Administration Building in downtown Los Angeles May 2011. The LAPD honors the officers killed in the line of duty during a ceremony that includes a traditional “roll call” of fallen heroes. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

The signs, which will be unveiled at a ceremony Thursday, honor 207 fallen officers. For those killed outside the city or county, the signs will be put up near the officer’s police station, the downtown administration building or the Elysian Park Academy grounds.

Each sign will have a number that the public will be able to use on a memorial website to learn more about how the officer died. People will also be able to leave video tributes, letter, poems and photographs to commemorate the officer’s sacrifice.

The signs will be created and installed over the next six months, said LAPD Commander Richard Webb.

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