State Police memorial for fallen officers tonight
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police announced that they will hold a candlelight vigil and memorial ceremony on to honor officers killed in the line of duty.
The ceremony will be held at the memorial in front of the Louisiana State Police Headquarters on Independence Boulevard on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m.
This is the first time the annual memorial ceremony has been held at night and a candlelight vigil will be held, according to LSP.
State police said that this year they will honor Highway Patrolman Geronimo C. Trevino who was killed by an impaired driver in Orleans Parish 82 years ago. Though Trevino died before the creation of the Louisiana State Police, he will be memorialized along with the 26 other officers who have lost their lives serving Louisiana since 1925.
"Each of the 27 courageous Troopers left behind loved ones who have had to endure their loss. It is for the family members of these fallen Troopers that we remember and pay tribute to them during this special ceremony." said Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.