National Police Week was established in 1962 to honor police men and women who put their lives on the line to protect Americans at home.

Last year, 123 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty.

So far in 2016, 35 have died.

Thank you for your service.

Betsi Fores About the author:
Betsi Fores is the managing editorĀ for Rare. Follow her on Twitter @ejfores.
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