The Alaska Department of Public Safety will be hosting the annual statewide Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony today, May 10, in Anchorage. The annual gathering honors the sacrifice of the 69 local, borough, state, and federal peace officers who have died in the line of duty while serving Alaskans.

The name of Court Services Officer Curtis Worland will be added to the memorial this year.

Speakers at the event will include Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner James Cockrell, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Dahlstrom and peace officers from across Alaska.

The ceremony begins 3 p.m. at the Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Lab (4805 Doctor M.L.K. Jr Ave, Anchorage). It will be live streamed on the Alaska State Troopers Facebook page.

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Alaska Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony today at 3 p.m.

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.