273 fallen officers honored during annual candlelight vigil 

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On May 13, 2015, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund formally dedicated the names of 273 U.S. law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The dedication took place during the 27th annual Candlelight Vigil held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.

Each May 13, an estimated 20,000 people assemble at the Memorial grounds in Judiciary Square for the Candlelight Vigil, a signature event of National Police Week when the names of these fallen officers are formally dedicated.

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