By Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami-Dade Police Department took time Thursday night to honor fallen law enforcement officer at the 40th Annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony.

Dozens across the country are killed by criminals every year.

READ MORE: South Florida Star MMA Fighter Jorge Masvidal Delivers Father’s Day Gifts To 30 Fans

The memorial paid tribute to the 151 officers who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice in Miami-Dade County since 1865.

The ceremony, which was held at Tropical Park, included the lighting of the commemorative torches by the chief official of each agency that has suffered losses.

READ MORE: Royal Caribbean’s Freedom Of The Seas Leaves PortMiami For First Simulated Sailing

WATCH: Web Video Extra from Memorial


MORE NEWS: Fort Lauderdale PD Confirms Driver Accidentally Hit Wilton Manors Pride Parade Participants

This event is also a show of appreciation to all the men and women in uniform for their service and commitment to the community. Team