Newport News Police Department hold annual memorial service to honor the lives of fallen officers

Generic: Newport News Police Department
Posted at 11:25 AM, Oct 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-20 18:24:32-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Newport News Police Department held their annual memorial service Wednesday to honor the lives and service of the 12 Newport News Police officers killed in the line of duty.

On Wednesday at 10 a.m., the department hosted its annual memorial service at Calvary Chapel.

Pastor Tony Clark served as the keynote speaker for the event. Pastor Clark is the Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel.

NNPD Young Adult Police Commissioner Alumni Jennifer Flores and Chief of Police Steve Drew also delivered remarks at the service.

According to the department, a special selection was performed by Pastor Michael Banks of Calvary Chapel. The National Anthem was performed by Stephanie White, and “Taps” was be performed by the U.S. Army TRADOC Band.

The Newport News Police Honor Guard also conducted the presentation of colors and 21-gun salute, and the NNPD Pipes and Drums Band performed.

During the annual service, a single rose was placed in the memory of each of the department's fallen officers.

The service was free and open to the public.