Sunday starts National Police Week

Updated: May. 15, 2016 at 6:46 PM CDT
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ALABAMA (WAFF) - Law enforcement officers from across the nation came to U.S. Capital to honor fallen servicemen this weekend.

Five deputies from Madison County were expected to be in attendance at the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service on Sunday. May 15 was designated in 1962 as the start of National Police Service Week by President John F. Kennedy.

The names of 252 officers were added to the memorial wall in Washington, D.C., including 137 of those who died in 2015. Four Alabama law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty last year were among the list of names.To view the entire full list of names being dedicated, click here.

Much closer to the Tennessee Valley, police departments will honor officers who gave their lives in the line of duty with their own memorial ceremonies. Morgan County has a memorial service planned on May 17 on the front lawn of the Morgan County Courthouse. Madison County officers honored the lives of their fallen officers with a service on May 11.

Read: Huntsville police plan fallen officers memorial service

Several departments also took to the internet to express their thanks:

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