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97 SFS Defenders honor fallen throughout National Police Week

National Police Week.

Defenders from the 97th Security Forces Squadron salute the flag during reveille on May 15, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. During this ceremony defenders raised and saluted the flag during reveille which marks the start of the duty day, followed by retreat at the end. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

National Police Week.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Stephen Franco, a defender with the 97th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), runs around the base track during a Ruck Run, May 13, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. In honor of National Police Week, defenders from the 97th SFS hosted and participated in events from May 11 through May 15, 2020 to salute law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

National Police Week.

Defenders from the 97th Security Forces Squadron prepare to salute the flag during reveille on May 15, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. This ceremony was in honor of both civilian and military law enforcement officers who have passed away. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

National Police Week.

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Christopher Baldengro, a defender with the 97th Security Forces Squadron, waits for Airman Basic Eric Crosby, a 97th SFS defender, to complete his lap around the base track during a Ruck Run on May 13, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. During each lap, the name and description of a fallen officer was read in recognition of their service towards protecting this country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

National Police Week.

Defenders from the 97th Security Forces Squadron salute the flag during reveille on May 15, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

National Police Week.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Isaac Fontoura, a defender assigned to the 97th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), runs around the base track during a Ruck Run on May 13, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Throughout the day, 97th SFS defenders ran the same number of laps as law enforcement officers who passed away while on duty during 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

National Police Week.

Defenders from the 97th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) carry the flag before reveille on May 15, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. In honor of National Police Week, the 97th SFS also hosted a reveille and retreat memorial ceremony at the base flagpole. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

National Police Week.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Satterfield, a defender with the 97th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), reads the names of fallen law enforcement officers from 2019 during a Ruck Run on May 13, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 97th SFS hosted a Ruck Run around the base track in honor of law enforcement officers who have passed away while on duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

National Police Week.

The national flag is displayed at half-staff during reveille on May 15, 2020 at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 97th Security Forces Squadron concluded their National Police Week celebration with a salute to the national flag. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Breanna Klemm)

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In honor of National Police Week, defenders from the 97th Security Forces Squadron hosted and participated in events from May 11 through May 15, 2020 to salute fallen law enforcement officers. On May 13, the 97th SFS hosted a Ruck Run around the base track. Throughout the day, 97th SFS defenders ran the same number of laps as law enforcement officers who passed away while on duty during 2019. During each lap, the name and description of a fallen officer was read in recognition of their service towards protecting the country. On May 15, the 97th SFS also hosted a reveille and retreat memorial ceremony at the base flagpole. During this ceremony defenders raised and saluted the flag during reveille which marks the start of the duty day, followed by retreat at the end, in honor of both civilian and military law enforcement officers who have passed away.