NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In honor of National Police Week, the Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (LLEOM) will host its 21st annual candlelight vigil and memorial service at their Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial monument in Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery on Tuesday, May 10.  

During the service, surviving family members will be recognized and presented with a token of remembrance in honor of their loved one. Before the service, the Louisiana Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors will hold a reception for the survivors, where previous years’ survivors will be available to help support the families and friends of the fallen officers.

The ceremony, inspired by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C., was established by the late New Orleans Police Department Sergeant Ron Cannatella to recognize the service and sacrifice of the more than 400 Louisiana law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty since1870.

LLEOM is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives and memories of Louisiana police officers, deputy sheriffs, state troopers, correctional officers and federal agents killed in the line of duty.

WHO:             Families and friends of fallen Louisiana law enforcement officers

                       Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

                       Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial 

                        Louisiana Chapter of Concerns for Police Survivors 

                        New Orleans Police Department 

                        New Orleans Fire Department 

                         New Orleans E.M.S.

                        Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office

                        Jefferson Parish Fire Department 

                        Emerald Society of New Orleans                   

WHERE:        Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries

                        5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124

                        *At the Louisiana Law Enforcement Memorial, near the front entrance of the funeral home  

WHEN:          Tuesday, May 10  

                       7 – 8:30 p.m.