LORAIN, OH (WOIO) - The Lorain Police Department hosted the Lorain County Police Memorial Service Thursday morning.
The message of the service was gone but never forgotten.
This year's ceremony was fourth time since 2002 the ceremony has been hosted by the Lorain Police Department, according to the Morning Journal. The ceremony honored fallen officers that have connections to Lorain County.
Lorain Police Chief Cel Rivera told the Mourning Journal that they wanted people to come out and support all police officers, including Officer David Fahey and Patrol Trooper Kenneth Velez. Cleveland police Officer Fahey was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Jan. 2017. Ohio Highway State Trooper Kenneth Velez was killed in Sept. 2016 when he was hit by a vehicle during a traffic stop.
The ceremony was held at Lorain Admiral King High School, 2600 Ashland Avenue, Lorain.
Lorain County officers will also host the Lorain County Police Memorial 5K run and walk on Sunday, May 14. The event supports the Lorain Police Officers Charitable Foundation and honors the officers that have fallen in the line of duty. Runners and walkers can still register for Sunday's event.