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Peace Officer Memorials

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department sponsors or participates in memorial ceremonies commemorating fallen peace officers throughout the year.

Blue Light Ceremonies

In 1962 President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation into law:

The Blue Light Ceremony was initiated by Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) as a national lighting ceremony in remembrance of all peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty across the country. The Riverside Sheriff's Department hosts an annual Blue Light Ceremony to pay tribute to all fallen peace officers across Riverside County. The public is invited to join together as we pause to remember and reflect upon the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

2016 Blue Light CeremoniesBlue Light Ceremony

This year's Blue Light ceremonies are open to the public and will be held:

December 5, 2016 - 6 PM
La Quinta City Hall
78-495 Calle Tampico, La Quinta, CA

December 12, 2016 - 6 PM
Riverside County Administrative Center (CAC)
Board Chambers
4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, CA

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Support Organizations

Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (C.O.P.S.) provides resources to assist in rebuilding the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

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