FARMINGTON — Community members gathered outside the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park on the night of May 13 to pay respect to police officers who died in the line of duty.

The Annual San Juan County Law Enforcement Memorial and Candlelight Vigil was hosted by the Farmington Police Department along with area law enforcement agencies as part of National Police Week.

Members of the Farmington Fire Department's honor guard rung a bell for each police officer who died in the line of duty in 2019.

Farmington Police Officer Jasper Domenici was the emcee and took time to recognize local officers who died in San Juan County.

Navajo Police Department Chief Phillip Francisco was this year's keynote speaker.

Flags were set up along East Main Street for each of the 163 officers who died in the line of duty in 2018.

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