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Maryland State Police honors its fallen heroes

Posted at 6:21 PM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 18:21:00-04

The Maryland State Police honored its fallen heroes in an annual ceremony Friday.

"Today is just a symbol of our love and respect and honor we have for them," said Col. William Pallozzi with the Maryland State Police.

The ceremony honored 43 troopers killed in the line of duty and two troopers killed while on active military duty in World War II.  

Governor Larry Hogan joined Col. Pallozzi and the surviving families to pay tribute to the men and women.

"I've been here every year and it's one of the most moving days you can imagine. It's my honor to be here to give recognition to these fallen heroes," the governor said.

More than 30 recruits in training not only attended the ceremony, but willingly cleaned the State Police Headquarters in Pikesville for Friday's memorial.