News 12 joins local law enforcement in nation's capital to remember fallen officers

Local law enforcement are in Washington D.C. to remember our fallen officers during National Police Week. (WRDW-TV, May 13, 2012)

Local law enforcement are in Washington D.C. to remember our fallen officers during National Police Week. (WRDW-TV, May 13, 2012)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It's the start of a bittersweet week in our nation's capital.

This as law enforcement agencies gather to remember our fallen officers for National Police Week.

Early Saturday morning, Aiken Department of Public Safety officers and Richmond County deputies headed up to Washington to remember fallen officers, Deputy James D. Paugh and Officer Scott Richardson.

Officers have added names to the walls at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial at Judiciary Square. They have added an extra 362, including Paugh, Richardson and Waynesboro Police Chief Jack Samuels killed in 1918.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to speak at a candlelight vigil scheduled for Sunday evening.

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