Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and other law enforcement officers on Friday morning honored officers killed in the line of duty.
A procession began at CMPD headquarters at 9:45 a.m. and headed to First Baptist Church on S. Davidson Street, where a memorial service was being held in the church.
Law enforcement agencies around the region are among those marking National Police Week, which officially starts Sunday and serves as a remembrance for the officers who lost their lives while on duty.
Other ceremonies also are taking place in the region Friday, including in Monroe.
Sgt. Jeffrey Greene, the first member of the Union County Sheriff’s Office killed in the line of duty, will be remembered during a ceremony and candlelight vigil Friday night in front of the Union County Judicial Center.
Greene, 54, died in November after a tractor-trailer hit a tanker truck on U.S. 74 in Monroe then toppled on top of his patrol car.
His name will be added to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., next week.
This year, 273 names are being added to the memorial. That includes 117 officers who were killed last year and 156 officers who were killed in prior years but whose deaths were not known until now.