Hamilton County Law Enforcement Memorial honors officers killed in line of duty

CINCINNATI -- Police departments across Greater Cincinnati honored officers who lost their lives protecting others at a memorial service Friday. 

Hundreds of people paid their respects to officers killed in the line of duty at this year’s Hamilton County Law Enforcement Memorial. The event is part of observances across the country. 

Peace Officers Memorial Day will be observed Tuesday. It’s a day that pays tribute to local, state and federal peace officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty. 

Cincinnati police officer Sonny Kim was honored at the event. Kim was killed in the line of duty when he was shot in an ambush in Madisonville in 2015. 

"We still mourn and grieve for him," Chief Eliot Isaac said.

Isaac said an attack on law enforcement is “an attack on all of us.” 

“It's something that we all need to be mindful of,” Isaac said. "These attacks take place across the country, and we need to come together and support the work that's being done. These are people who have committed their lives to helping others." 

Open houses will be held at each of Cincinnati’s districts over the next week so the public can see what police officers do on a daily basis.

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