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A day of remembrance: National Police Memorial Day

Honor Guard members with the 354th Security Forces Squadron perform a 21-gun salute during a Police Memorial Day ceremony, at the Fairbanks Police Department, May 15, 2013, Fairbanks, Alaska. The event paid tribute to 67 Alaskan fallen heroes, to include all military and civilian law enforcement officers stationed in Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Racheal E. Watson/Released)



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This work, A day of remembrance: National Police Memorial Day, by SrA Racheal Watson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.15.2013

Date Posted:05.16.2013 12:37

Photo ID:933293

VIRIN:130515-F-EV216-261

Resolution:2448x2262

Size:2.49 MB

Location:EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, AK, USGlobe

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