We will light Apopka City Hall blue this week (August 31 to September 6, 2020) to honor fallen law enforcement heroes. Across the United States, 169 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty this year, including 91 officers who succumbed to COVID-19. This is a 67% increase from last year. Here in Florida, we have had 15 law enforcement officers die in the line of duty, including 12 who have died from COVID-19.
Take a moment as we honor the fallen men and women of law enforcement for their bravery, honor, and the ultimate sacrifices they made to protect our communities.
Thank you to all of our police officers for everything you do to keep our City safe. To learn more, please visit the Officer Down Memorial Page.
The Florida Police Chiefs Association and the Florida Sheriffs Association, with the support of Attorney General Ashley Moody are designating the month of September as a month to honor all our fallen law enforcement heroes and bring awareness to the ongoing threat that our officers face from COVID-19. The Apopka Police Department will also support and join in this effort by wearing mourning bands for the entire month of September.