Harrisburg, PA (WBNG Binghamton) Over the past century, nearly 760 law enforcement officers have been killed in Pennsylvania.
And for the past 20 years, the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police has held a memorial service for those fallen men and women.
On Monday, elected officials joined the family members to honor those who were killed in the line of duty.
In 2012, five Pennsylvania officers lost their lives.
"They came from all different walks of life, different backgrounds, and different faiths," Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said. "And yet, they all had one thing in common. They left their homes that day to serve and protect. And we are clearly safer for their service."
Those five officers include Officer Avery Freeman, Chester Police Dept., Officer Brian Lorenzo, Philadelphia Police Dept., Officer Moses Walker, Jr., Philadelphia Police Dept., Officer Bradley Fox, Plymouth Township Police Dept., and Trooper Blake Coble, of the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop E.
In Washington, D.C., 19,981 names of police officers killed in the line duty are engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
National Police Week, which draws tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world to D.C., begins this Sunday.