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Cleveland honors fallen police officers with memorial parade

Parade is part of National Police Week
Cleveland police memorial parade
Posted at 5:29 PM, May 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-20 17:29:00-04

CLEVELAND — Hundreds of officers, local marching bands and military members honored those who made the ultimate sacrifice by marching through Downtown Cleveland today.

The greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society held the parade as part of its annual police memorial commemoration. The parade went down Lakeside Avenue and ended at the Greater Cleveland Police Officers Memorial.

Local, county and federal agencies were there, as well as family members of fallen officers including the family of Cleveland Police Officer Shane Bartek.

Bartek is the latest name to added to the memorial wall. He was shot and killed in the line of duty during a carjacking on New Year’s Eve.

Bartek was honored earlier this month in an emotional service in London, Ohio. You can watch it in the player below:

Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek honored in emotional memorial service

Today's memorial events in Cleveland coincide with National Police Week. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, 107 officers have been killed in the line of duty across the country this year.

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