Tom Decker’s Brothers To Speak At State Ceremony For Fallen Officers [AUDIO]
ST. PAUL -- The annual Blue Light Service is being held tomorrow to honor the memories of fallen Minnesota police officers and their families.
The ceremony is put on by the Minnesota Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), a nonprofit organization that helps the families of police officers who died in the line of duty.
Bill Hammes, the Vice President of the Minnesota Chapter of COPS, encourages the public to come out and show their support.
Hammes, a former police officer, says the Blue Light Service carries an added significance to him.
Among the guest speakers at the service are Eddie and Joey Decker, brothers of Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker, who was killed in the line of duty in 2012.
Hammes believes the speakers help in the healing process and provide a vital element to the ceremony.
Hammes says those who cannot attend the ceremony can still show their support simply by displaying a blue light outside their home.
Hammes says he is proud of the state of Minnesota for the support the public shows its police officers and the support withing the state's law enforcement.
The ceremony will be at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the grounds of the state Capitol in St. Paul with a 6:00 p.m. start.