QUANTICO, Va. --
Each year, law enforcement officers from around the world gather in the Nation's Capital for National Police Week to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
Office of Special Investigations leadership took part in the annual observance, May 15-21, starting with a wreath laying ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial May 16, to honor the agency’s Fallen heroes.
"The sight of our OSI Special Agents' names engraved alongside other fallen law enforcement professionals serves as a reminder to us all that OSI is part of a larger family of law enforcement officers nationwide and globally - and part of a proud tradition of those who serve all - and are willing to give all", said Brig. Gen. Terry L. Bullard, OSI commander. "I was humbled and honored to be present at the memorial and lay our command wreath with the other proud members of our Top 4."
Memorial panels of OSI’s 16 Fallen were placed along the monument in recognition of their service and sacrifice.
The next day, families and friends of Fallen Special Agents visited OSI headquarters, in Quantico, Virginia, to commemorate their loved ones at OSI’s Hall of Heroes during a Celebration of Life event.
Survivors of Fallen OSI Special Agents Thomas Crowell, Joseph Kuglic, Peter Taub and David Wieger attended the event.
The Hall of Heroes is a corridor of OSI’s headquarters in the Russell-Knox Building. The memorial includes the 16 framed illustrations of Special Agents, Security Forces defenders and a professional staff member killed in the line of duty representing OSI.
"Our nation and the world are grateful for the sacrifices made by our Fallen, but as we honor their memory, I would also like to thank their loved ones for visiting our headquarters as part of our return to the in-person Celebration of Life," said Bullard. "It was such an honor to spend time with them, hear stories of our Fallen, and come to understand even more just how much the command's support means to them all."