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Annual James D. Hoff Peace Officer Memorial Held in Reno

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Locals are continuing to honor peace officers ahead of National Police Week starting on the 11th of this month. Dozens packed Idlewild Park Friday morning for the well-known James D. Hoff Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony.

The Memorial, the first in Nevada, was established to honor those Nevada peace officers who gave their lives in the line of duty protecting citizens.

This is the 27th year of the memorial - and our very own Mike Alger was invited to sing during Friday's ceremony.

The names of three fallen officers were added to the memorial. While 20 officers were given what are called survivor plaques which honors their courageous acts during life-threatening situations.

Organizers say if there's one thing they want people to take away from this event, it's important for the community to help out. "Think about what you can do as a citizen because cops just can't function on themselves. We need the support of the community. For example, if you're a witness to something, step up and say 'yeah, I saw this.' Call in when you see suspicious things that's what we can do to make a better community," says Frank Torres.

The memorial was named after Reno Police Officer James Hoff who was killed in 1979 during an undercover narcotics case.

Written by Adam Varahachaikol
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