BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — On Thursday, law enforcement agencies will honor peace officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
A county-wide memorial is scheduled for Downtown Bakersfield at noon. The California Highway Patrol is spearheading the ceremony with BPD and KCSO officers in attendance.
A 21-gun salute and a flyover by CHP and KCSO will take place during the ceremony. The public is invited to attend and are asked to maintain social distancing and wear masks for the event.
The Bakersfield Police Department held a ceremony at 6 a.m. outside police headquarters on Truxtun Avenue in Downtown Bakersfield.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office held a ceremony to honor fallen deputies at a ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Sheriff’s Office Memorial Monument at KCSO headquarters on Norris Road. The ceremony wass open to the public.
The memorials will be live streamed on KGET’s Facebook page.