Every year the Fallen Heroes Day ceremony strikes the same notes; sacrifice, loss, honor.
Five of Maryland's finest were remembered today, their stories told...but one still without an ending.
"It's very difficult, it's very tough,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa said, “I saw Nicole when I got here, I saw her lovely family. When I got here we embraced, we talked for a few minutes but it's difficult. Sean wore that uniform proudly, he wore that badge proudly and we are here to honor that."
In her first public appearance since the funeral, Nicole Suiter attended the Fallen Heroes Day ceremony today.
She received a proclamation from the governor and a bronze replica of the fallen heroes memorial.
Her husband's name, now added to the growing plaque in Delaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
Sean Suiter now shares that honor with the four other fallen remembered today and the more than 70 Maryland first responders killed in the line of duty since 1977.
"We pray that you find comfort knowing that the legacy or your loved ones will forever live on through the countless lives they touched and through the brave men and women of our proud law enforcement, fire, first responder and our public safety families," Governor Larry Hogan said.