He delivered a strong message to the families of the fallen officers.
Richmond Police will honor the 29 RPD officers who have given their lives for the city.
The event will offer a sobering reminder that more than 21,000 officers have been killed in the line of duty since the first recorded death in 1791.
For the full comprehensive data tables about these incidents and brief narratives describing the fatal attacks and selected assaults resulting in injury, see the 2017 edition of Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted report, released Thursday. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our nation's capital each year.
"One officer death is too many", Attorney General Sessions said.
"We mourn the losses, but honor their memory", said Sen.
Seven Arlington County police officers have died in the line of duty over the last 83 years, and county law enforcement and civic leaders took a few moments to remember their sacrifice Friday (May 11). We do our best to give them the tools they need to keep themselves safe, but there are risks of being an officer that are beyond our control. The resolution also created National Police Week as an annual tribute to law enforcement service and sacrifice.
Law Enforcement officials that will attend include Sheriff Wayne Ivey - Brevard County, Chief John Lau - Titusville PD, Sheriff Mike Chitwood - Volusia County, along with Captain Kimberly Kilpatrick - Port Orange PD, Agent Jeffrey Sutherland - U.S. Border Patrol, Warden Steven Wellhausen - FL Corrections, Chief Jack Rinchich - President - National Association of Chiefs of Police and Captain Brian Smith - President - American Federation of Police. So that people across the country can experience this ceremony, the vigil will be livestreamed beginning at 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday.