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Flags at half staff for National Peace Officer Memorial Day

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Flags are at half staff Wednesday as a part of National Peace Officer Memorial Day to remember fallen police officers.

Law enforcement officers from across the area came together Wednesday morning at Quincy City Hall for a ceremony aimed to honor officers who gave their lives for the good of the community.

Since the Quincy Police Department began five officers have died in the line of duty.

"Sometimes we forget that our officers are out there 24/7 in the snow, in the ice, doing the job that most people don't want to do. This is really a chance for not only us in law enforcement to recognize our fallen brothers and sisters, but a chance for the public to show their support and I know that means a lot to our officers," says Deputy Chief Dennis Bingheim.

In 2013, 120 police officers nationwide died while on the job.

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