WAYNESBORO -- Members of the Waynesboro City Council declared this week National Law Enforcement Officers Week to honor officers.
A WHSV reporter spoke with Sgt. Brian Edwards with Waynesboro Police. He said he's thankful no one from his department has ever died while at work.
Sgt. Edwards said members of his department are thankful for the recognition and he said some council members are former Waynesboro police officers.
He said no officers have died in the Shenandoah Valley for years. He does want his officers to know that's always a possibility, but hopes it never happens.
He says officers who have died have sacrificed their lives for the community's safety. Sgt. Edwards is glad they're remembered.
“These aren't people who are dying on the streets. These aren't soldiers dying in Iraq and Afghanistan. These are our soldiers at home, dying on our streets, getting killed by the citizens they're here trying to protect,” said Sgt. Edwards.
The Waynesboro recognition is part of a few events going on around this country this week.
People also honored officers by laying a wreath today at the national memorial for fallen officers.
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