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D-M law enforcement recognizes National Police Week

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt.  Maeve Kaneakalau, 355th Security Forces member, fires her weapon at a target as Senior Airman Ethan Talbot, 355th SFS combat arms instructor, observes during the practice round of a firing competition in honor of National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 13, 2015. National Police Week pays special recognition to law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Maeve Kaneakalau, 355th Security Forces member, fires her weapon at a target as Senior Airman Ethan Talbot, 355th SFS combat arms instructor, observes during the practice round of a firing competition in honor of National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 13, 2015. National Police Week pays special recognition to law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

Shell casings litter the surface of the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance course during the practice round of a firing competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 13, 2015. The competition was held in conjunction with National Police week and consisted of several law enforcement agencies at D-M including the 355th Security Forces Squadron, Air Force Office of Special Investigations and Homeland Security Investigations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

Shell casings litter the surface of the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance course during the practice round of a firing competition at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 13, 2015. The competition was held in conjunction with National Police week and consisted of several law enforcement agencies at D-M including the 355th Security Forces Squadron, Air Force Office of Special Investigations and Homeland Security Investigations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

Airmen from the 355th Security Forces Squadron stand with their rifles during a retreat ceremony for National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2015. The seven Airmen performed a 3-volley rifle salute for fallen security forces Airmen and fallen law enforcement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/released)

Airmen from the 355th Security Forces Squadron stand with their rifles during a retreat ceremony for National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2015. The seven Airmen performed a 3-volley rifle salute for fallen security forces Airmen and fallen law enforcement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kyle Capehart, 355th Security Forces Squadron operations NCO-in-charge, commands a formation during a retreat ceremony for National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2015. The formation initiated a roll call for fallen security forces Airmen and saluted the American flag during retreat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kyle Capehart, 355th Security Forces Squadron operations NCO-in-charge, commands a formation during a retreat ceremony for National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2015. The formation initiated a roll call for fallen security forces Airmen and saluted the American flag during retreat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/released)

Service members and civilians listen as Tucson Police Capt. Michael Gillooly speaks about challenges and sacrifices law enforcement officials encounter, during a retreat ceremony for National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2015. The ceremony honored security forces and other law enforcement members who have died in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/released)

Service members and civilians listen as Tucson Police Capt. Michael Gillooly speaks about challenges and sacrifices law enforcement officials encounter, during a retreat ceremony for National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2015. The ceremony honored security forces and other law enforcement members who have died in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/released)

Airmen from the 355th Security Forces Squadron perform a 3-volley rifle salute during a retreat ceremony for National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2015. The 3-volley rifle salute was performed for the fallen Air Force security forces Airmen and fallen law enforcement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/released)

Airmen from the 355th Security Forces Squadron perform a 3-volley rifle salute during a retreat ceremony for National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2015. The 3-volley rifle salute was performed for the fallen Air Force security forces Airmen and fallen law enforcement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Doria, 355th Security Forces Squadron confinement NCO, stands at attention after a 3-volley rifle salute during a retreat ceremony for National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2015. A retreat ceremony is a military tradition that serves two purposes: to signal the end of the official duty day and serve as a ceremony for paying respect to the American flag. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Doria, 355th Security Forces Squadron confinement NCO, stands at attention after a 3-volley rifle salute during a retreat ceremony for National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2015. A retreat ceremony is a military tradition that serves two purposes: to signal the end of the official duty day and serve as a ceremony for paying respect to the American flag. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/released)

Airmen from the 355th Security Forces Squadron lower the American flag during a retreat ceremony for National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2015. The retreat ceremony honored security forces and law enforcement members who have died in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/released)

Airmen from the 355th Security Forces Squadron lower the American flag during a retreat ceremony for National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2015. The retreat ceremony honored security forces and law enforcement members who have died in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Collin Coldwell, 355th Security Forces Squadron flag detail NCO-in-charge, secures the American flag during a retreat ceremony for National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2015. A retreat ceremony is a military tradition that serves two purposes: to signal the end of the official duty day and serve as a ceremony to pay respect to the American flag. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Collin Coldwell, 355th Security Forces Squadron flag detail NCO-in-charge, secures the American flag during a retreat ceremony for National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2015. A retreat ceremony is a military tradition that serves two purposes: to signal the end of the official duty day and serve as a ceremony to pay respect to the American flag. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz/released)

A memorial displayed in the 355th Security Forces Squadron honors fallen security forces personnel at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., May 18, 2015. The memorial was presented during a retreat ceremony at Heritage Park May 14. A 3-volley salute was conducted to honor security forces Airmen that paid the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)
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A memorial displayed in the 355th Security Forces Squadron honors fallen security forces personnel at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Ariz., May 18, 2015. The memorial was presented during a retreat ceremony at Heritage Park May 14. A 3-volley salute was conducted to honor security forces Airmen that paid the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Law enforcement agencies at Davis-Monthan celebrated National Police Week here during the week of May 11-15.

National Police Week focuses on remembering law enforcement officials who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The week consisted of several activities including a combat arms firing competition where agencies convened at the Combat Arms Training and Maintenance course to test their pistol firing accuracy and speed while engaging in some friendly competition with each other.

The 355th Security Forces Squadron honored their fallen comrades by performing a 3-volley rifle salute during a retreat ceremony and memorial presentation at Heritage Park.

"We had a fundraiser for the month of April to raise money for a security forces memorial," said Tech. Sgt. Craig Dicks, 355th SFS operations support NCO. "We went to an agency outside of the installation to come up with a memorial that pays respect to security forces members who were lost from 1947 until now."

A roll call was conducted during the retreat ceremony honoring 10 security forces Airmen that paid the ultimate sacrifice followed by a moment of silence.

"We all came together to figure out what we could do to honor their sacrifice and show that we still think about these guys day in and day out," Dicks said.

The memorial and retreat ceremony impacted young Airmen who are brand new to the Air Force such as Airman 1st Class Anthony Delarosa, who arrived at the 355th SFS  from tech school about one month ago.

"It just really hit home that it's not safe out there, but we're here to make it safe," Delarosa said. "People die in the military, but it's important not to forget them and what they did to help defend this country."