LAPD honors 238 officers killed in the line of duty

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Los Angeles, CA - May 04: Officer Dylan Wells places flower at the memorial monument after a ceremony to honor the 238 LAPD officers killed in the line of duty over the years, held at LAPD headquarters on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Officer Dylan Wells places a flower at the memorial monument during a ceremony to honor the 238 LAPD officers killed in the line of duty. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday honored 238 officers killed in the line of duty, including a special tribute to those who died of complications from COVID-19.

The ceremony featured traditional police honors: the “missing man” helicopter flyover formation, the riderless horse, a solo bugler playing taps, and the "end of watch broadcast.” Families placed a long-stem rose near their loved one’s name plate at the newly renovated memorial wall.

Chief Michel Moore was to announce the inclusion of 15 officers who died in 1918-19, as a result of the Spanish flu.

A LAPD riderless horse at a memorial ceremony to honor the 238 LAPD officers killed in the line of duty
A Los Angeles Police Department riderless horse at a memorial ceremony to honor the 238 LAPD officers killed in the line of duty over the years, held at LAPD headquarters on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)
LAPD color guard at a memorial ceremony held at LAPD headquarters.
LAPD color guard at a memorial ceremony held at LAPD headquarters. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)
LAPD Rifle Volley presents 21-gun salute at a memorial ceremony to honor the 238 LAPD officers.
LAPD Rifle Volley presents 21-gun salute at a memorial ceremony to honor the 238 LAPD officers, held at LAPD headquarters. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)
Choung Ja Lee, 5th from left, mother of fallen officer Nicholas Lee and other family mill members at a memorial ceremony
Choung Ja Lee, 5th from left, mother of fallen officer Nicholas Lee and other family mill members at a memorial ceremony to honor the 238 LAPD officers killed in the line of duty over the years held at LAPD headquarters on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore, left, Flo Speck and Mayor Eric Garcetti at a memorial ceremony.
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore, left, Flo Speck and Mayor Eric Garcetti at a memorial ceremony, to honor the 238 LAPD officers killed in the line of duty over the years, held at LAPD headquarters on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)
Family members of fallen officers assembled a memorial ceremony to honor the 238 LAPD officers killed in the line of duty
Family members of fallen officers assembled a memorial ceremony to honor the 238 LAPD officers killed in the line of duty over the years. Ceremony was held at LAPD headquarters on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)
LAPD officers at a memorial ceremony.
LAPD officers at a memorial ceremony. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)
Joleen Olivia Salinas, 3, granddaughter of fallen officer Joe Rios, places flower at the memorial monument after a ceremony
Joleen Olivia Salinas, 3, granddaughter of fallen officer Joe Rios, places flower at the memorial monument after a ceremony to honor the 238 LAPD officers killed in the line of duty over the years, held at LAPD headquarters on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

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