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Tennessee Valley honors fallen officers during 'National Police Week'

National Police Week is from May 10th - May 16th.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — This week we honor our brave men and women who protect and serve our communities even during the pandemic.

Folks across the country our honoring our fallen heroes during 'National Police Week'.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Huntsville Police Department honored STAC Agent, Billy Fred Clardy III with a brick laying ceremony. He served for the Huntsville Police Department for 14 years. Clardy was killed last December during a drug investigation.

LIVE HPD OFFICER CLARDY MEMORIAL BRICK LAYING

Posted by WZDX Huntsville on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

According to the National Fraternal Order of Police, more than 100 officers have died because of the virus nationwide.

‪We are sad to report that 1️⃣0️⃣1️⃣ heroes have died in the line of duty due to #COVID19. It is time for our Elected Officials in all States to act and establish #COVID19 as a presumed workplace...

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U.S. Attorney Jay Town says it's ultimately their bravery that we honor.

"Their service is endowed by sacrifice, selflessness, and courage. And that's what we celebrate during Police Week and that's what we celebrate on National Law Enforcement Memorial Day, which is May 15th, Friday."

Starting tomorrow there will be  a virtual candlelight vigil.

To register and watch the vigil, click here.

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