Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year.
"Scott, you trained most of us out here".
The Houston County Sheriff's Office is remembering four deputies who died in the line of duty.
Frazier, the Dallas officer, said he has experienced an unprecedented outpouring of love from the global law enforcement community in the months since the shooting.
"On this solemn day, almost 400 new names will be inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers memorial, including three courageous souls from Maryland who were killed in the line of duty in 2016". He spoke about the 118 officers who died past year in the line of duty. "You do it because it's your calling and your passion, and I thank God every day that you guys do that".
In addition, Special Olympics of South Dakota is hosting its annual Law Enforcement Torch Run across the state, which begins today in Sioux Falls and concludes in Spearfish on Thursday, May 18. "MS-13 is going to be gone from our streets very soon, believe me".
They are still giving their lives. "We want to make sure that the public can come to us when they have a problem because they trust us".
Fallen local officers include Smith County sheriff's deputies David Neal and James Holden, who were killed in a shootout September 27, 1851, when family members attempted to break a man out of jail being held for attempted murder.
According to the National Police Week website, three of the line-of-duty deaths in 2016 were Virginia officers. He spoke also about the sacrifice of officers during the 9/11 terror attacks.
You might assume that, back in 1962, law enforcement was a less lethal career.
For the active law enforcement professionals in the crowd, it was a reminder that the communities they serve recognize that service.
In a press release issued Tuesday, Yell County Chief Deputy Capt. John Foster said there has been an account set up as a memorial fund for the Mainhart family at Chambers Bank.