Detroit Police Department honors fallen officers in annual memorial

Posted at 5:56 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 17:56:21-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — On Friday, police officers with the Detroit Police Department marched from Campus Martius to St. Mary's Church for a special ceremony honoring fallen police officers.

“Never forget the sacrifice that the men and women make each and every day when they are really serving the city with distinction and honor,” said Chief James Craig.

During the march, a picture of Officer Fadi Shukur was held. Officer Shukur was assisting in crowd control around 2:30 a.m. on August 4 on Detroit’s west side when he was hit by a car.

Also remembered is Officer Glenn Doss Jr. He was shot and killed responding to a domestic violence call. His father, also a police officer, was at the ceremony.

“He died, you know, helping the city and doing something that he loved, so it’s truly important to me that people remember,” his father said.

During the ceremony, officers raised their candles as each name of those fallen officers was read. It wrapped with Officer Glenn Doss Sr. and the widow of Officer Fadi Shukur lighting a candle together. To honor their lost loved ones, and so many others who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

“Lighting the candle at the end, you know, it made me think of my son, you know, and all the memories you know just how good of a young man he was and how proud I am of him,” said Officer Doss Sr.