DENVER - On Friday, hundreds of police officers, sheriffs deputies and other law-enforcement officials recognized their fallen comrades at the 21th Annual Denver Police Department Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony.
The names of 69 Denver Police officers who have been killed in the line of duty were read so their sacrifice was not forgotten.
The following poem was written for the Denver Police Department memorial:
When duty called, there was no thought but answer,
No question but the task that must be done.
Though death their final payment for the victory.
For honor was the battle fought and won.
No monument stands higher than their valor,
No words replace the loss of heroes, slain,
But if their names, remembered, give us courage,
Their sacrifice shall not have been in vain.
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