Representatives from law enforcement agencies throughout the region, along with local elected officials and others, will attend a service in downtown Riverside Monday evening to recognize the sacrifices of officers killed in the line of duty.

The 35th annual Riverside County Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony will begin at 6:15 p.m. next to the Safe in His Arms statue fronting the Riverside Police Department on Orange Street.

The occasion is usually marked by the unveiling of names of fallen officers who died in the previous year.

“Fortunately, Riverside County did not see the tragedy of a fallen officer this past year,” Riverside police spokesman Officer Ryan Railsback said.

He said Beaumont police Chief Sean Thuilliez, Blythe police Chief Jeff Wade, Cathedral City police Chief Travis Walker, Corona police Chief James Patton, Palm Springs police Chief Brian Reyes, Sheriff Stan Sniff and other law enforcement leaders are scheduled to attend.

Prior to the official ceremony, there will be an informal light-paced “pride run,” with law enforcement officers and civilians making a circuit around the civic center.

The Safe in His Arms statue bears the names of 64 peace officers killed in the line of duty.

According to the Riverside County Law Enforcement Memorial Committee, the fallen include eight Border Patrol agents, nine California Highway Patrol officers, one California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation agent, one California Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement officer, two Cathedral City police officers, one Corona policeman, four Palm Springs police officers, 16 Riverside police officers, 21 sheriff’s deputies and a Union Pacific Railroad police officer.

The list of names goes back to 1895.

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