Officials from local law enforcement agencies, including Flagler County Sheriff's Office, Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Ormond Beach Police Department and Port Orange Police Department, gathered at Daytona Memorial Park on Friday, May 18.
Hundreds of officers from both Volusia and Flagler Counties, as well as all municipalities within the two counties, gathered for the annual Law Enforcement Remembrance at Daytona Memorial Park on Friday, May 18.
The remembrance at the "Our Heroes" monument in the Garden of Honor at Daytona Memorial Park, at 1425 Bellevue Ave, honored local fallen officers and K-9s who died in the line of duty.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood began his speech to the crowd by saying he didn't know how to find the right words to honor the fallen officials, as none really can do their service justice.
"What you hear consistently, — over and over and over — is a theme of honor, a theme of integrity, a theme of courage, a theme of commitment to our community," Chitwood said. "They will always live on because what they represented when they pinned that badge on years ago is still reflected in what you see here today."