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Spokane, CDA hold ceremonies to honor fallen officers

SPOKANE, Wash. - This week is Police Week, and today is National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Cities around the country will hold memorials for those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. 

In Spokane, the 31st annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony will be in front of the courthouse later this morning. 

This year's guest speaker is Couer d'Alene Police Chief Lee White.

His department was rocked by the death of sergeant Greg Moore in 2015, and just three months ago two of his officers were shot while trying to arrest a man on a felony warrant. 

Both of those officers recovered, but hundreds of others, including Sergeant Moore, weren't so lucky. 

The names of 323 officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty in Washington state are engraved on a monument outside the courthouse.

This morning, one more name will be added. 

Pierce County Deputy Daniel McCartney was killed in January while responding to a home invasion in Frederickson, Washington. 

The ceremony to honor him, and all other fallen officers, will be at 11:30 Tuesday morning at the memorial outside the Spokane county courthouse. 

After that, in Coeur d'Alene's McEuen Park, a memorial to honor Sergeant Moore will be unveiled. 
Mayor Steve Widmyer and Moore's wife, Lindy will speak at the event, and Sergeant Moore's family will be honored guests.
The ceremony starts at 4:30 p.m.