St. Paul Honors Its Fallen Heroes

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The city of St. Paul honored fallen heroes Wednesday afternoon.

It was the 50th-annual St. Paul Police Memorial Day Service, remembering 31 officers who died in the line of duty.

“The bell will ring 31 times, and each toll of the bell will remind us of a moment when the city was diminished,” Mayor Chris Coleman said. “When we became less of a city because of the loss of one of our heroes.”

The first St. Paul officer was killed in the line of duty in 1882. The 31st was Gerald Vick, who died in May 2005.

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