One officer in particular is very close to her heart.
About 50 officers along with community members and local officials attended the Santa Barbara Police Department's ceremony. They work long hours, investigate domestic disputes, robberies, rapes, assaults, homicides and occasionally exchange gunfire with criminals.
A fallen peace officers memorial service rarely goes off script. "It's really an honor to remember all of the officers that have died in the line of duty and be a part of that remembrance", said Sergeant Otto.
They're in the nation's capital for National Police Week.
Toward that end, in 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week surrounding as Police Week. Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson says, "We get asked quite often, 'how can I show appreciation to our law enforcement folks?' Just coming and being in attendance is one great way". It was a real shame that police were painted with that brush because it's simply not accurate for the majority of them.
That 5K marks the start of National Police Week in Washington, D.C. Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington to honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The stress of being in law enforcement "affects them too", Cobb said. On May 17, 1977, he was shot in the chest and killed while pulling over a suspect who was driving erratically in a mall parking lot.
In the final moments of the service, Sgt. James Mitchell, Chaplain of the West Virginia State Police, sang "The Anchor Holds", which contained the lines, "The anchor holds through the ship is battered".
Representatives from the Rome City and Floyd County police departments as well as the Floyd County Sheriff's Office were at the board's Monday meeting to accept a joint city-county, proclamation naming this Law Enforcement Memorial Week.
"Once you take that oath and put that gun in your holster, you have forever waived your ability to run away from the sound of gunfire", said Coleman, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent.
Law Enforcement memorial service in Salina this morning. "We have to expose the community to these stories". Without the strength and dedication of their families, these officers would not be able to do what they do each day to protect us and our families.
President Donald Trump embraced family members of a slain New York City police officer as he honored fallen officers and said cop killers should get the death penalty.
"It's such an honor to have you up here - you're representing something so important, you understand that".