Parade to pay tribute to fallen officers

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Updated: 5/01/2013 11:14 am
VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (KRNV & -- The 4th Annual Police Memorial Week Parade will take place on Saturday, May 4th at noon in Virginia City.

The event pays tribute to those officers killed in the line of duty while celebrating the law enforcement profession.

The tradition of parading law enforcement in recognition of the profession, and in remembrance of officers having laid their lives down for their communities, is carried on each May in Virginia City, Nevada. The event is presented by the Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, established in 2007 and opened in 2009 in the historic.

You can expect bagpipers, drummers, color guards and honor guards, as well as those appearing to walk out of the past in period western lawman garb along with vintage uniforms.

The Parade Grand Marshal for 2013 is Soledad, California Police Sergeant Tom Marchese. Sergeant Marchese is the leading force behind the FALLEN Project, a feature length documentary on the increasing trend and impact of assaults and deaths officers while performing their sworn duties.

Contact the Silver State National Peace Officers Museum at (775) 847-7800, or the museum website for additional information.

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