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Police Week: Last Roll Call

A dog tag is placed on the Fallen Soldier Battle Cross during the final guard mount as part of the closing ceremony of National Police Week May 17, 2019, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. During this ceremony, members of the 4th Security Forces Squadron conduct a roll call, honoring those who have died in the line of duty by calling out their names. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda A. Loera)

Patrolmen assigned to the 4th Security Forces Squadron render salutes during the presentation of colors for the opening ceremony of National Police Week May 13, 2019, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The 4 SFS held a week-long celebration which included a ruck march, shooting competition, K-9 demonstration and a Defender’s challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda A. Loera)

Members of Team Seymour push a Humvee during a National Police Week Defender challenge for May 16, 2019, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The Defender’s challenge consisted of a ruck march, Humvee push, log carry, four-person push up challenge and close-quarters combat extraction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda A. Loera)

Senior Airman Samuel Morales, 4th Fighter Wing assistant executive administrator, participates in a four-person push up challenge during National Police Week May 16, 2019, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. National Police Week was created to honor and pay tribute to the local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who have served. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda A. Loera)

Members of the 4th Security Forces Squadron stand in formation during the closing ceremony of National Police Week May 17, 2019, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The ceremony is held to honor fallen Defenders through a roll call and Fallen Soldier Battle Cross. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda A. Loera)

Members of Team Seymour ruck a trail during a National Police Week event May 13, 2019, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The members carried a minimum of 35 pounds while walking three to eight miles to commemorate the fallen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda A. Loera)

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. --

Honoring the past and present law enforcement is an opportunity to display pride and commemorate their efforts. The 4th Security Forces Squadron used National Police Week as a time to show respect to fallen Defenders. The observance was established to recognize local, state and federal law enforcement officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice or have become disabled in the line of duty.

 

Throughout the week, events were held to bring the base together to raise awareness and pay homage to law enforcement.

 

The week began with an opening ceremony and an 8-mile ruck march. The participants rucked at least three miles while carrying more than 30 pounds of gear. During the week, 4 SFS’ combat arms training and maintenance personnel hosted a small-arms shooting competition amongst the members of Team Seymour. Military Working Dog handlers held a K-9 demonstration which consisted of multiple exercises routinely practiced by the handler and the dog.

 

The Defenders capped the week with a Defender’s Challenge and closing remembrance ceremony. The challenge fostered teamwork and team building amongst Airmen. Security Forces Airmen honored those who have died in the line of duty during the Final Guard Mount ceremony by placing dog tags on final soldier battle crosses and a final roll call is performed, repeating the names of the fallen Defenders.

 

Maj. Johnpaul Adrian, 4th SFS commander, highlighted the importance of recognizing those who have lost their lives.

 

“It’s really about taking a look at all the different people who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, who have died in the line of duty,” said Adrian. “Even those individuals who weren’t in the line of duty, their loss is still felt throughout our community. Something we need to be very cognizant of is the risk they take every day and the impact it has on them as well.”

 

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