Iowa memorial honors fallen officers

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People gathered at a memorial to honor law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Governor Terry Branstad was at the Oran State Office Building in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday, May 10 to cut the ribbon for the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial. The piece honors officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the last 140 years.

In honor of the day, the Iowa governor asked businesses, state buildings, schools, and individuals to fly their flags at half-staff Friday.

The National Peace Officers Memorial Day is Wednesday, May 15- on this day fallen officers will be honored in Washington, D.C.