Fallen Heroes Day ceremony honors first responders who died in the line of duty

Posted at 7:26 AM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-04 07:26:10-04

Maryland will honor first responders who died in the line of duty. 

The Fallen Heroes Day ceremony will be held Friday at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Cockeysville. 

This is the 33rd year the ceremony has taken place. 

Among those honored will be Baltimore homicide detective Sean Suiter who was shot and killed last November. His death still remains unsolved. 

During the ceremony, families of the fallen heroes will be presented with a replica of the fallen heroes' memorial and a resolution from the Maryland General Assembly.  

The event will conclude with a 21-gun salute and a flyover.  

The Fallen Heroes Day ceremony is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.  

It is open to the public. 

Governor Larry Hogan ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the state house as well as all state facilities.