Philly honors fallen police officers, firefighters

The Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments honored those who died in the line of duty with a service Wednesday at the Living Flame Memorial in Franklin Square.

The annual ceremony draws hundreds of family members who place red carnations at the memorial where the names of their loved ones are inscribed.

The Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums provided music for the event. Mayor Jim Kenney joined Police Commissioner Richard Ross and Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel in placing a wreath at the memorial.

The ceremony closed with “Amazing Grace” and the release of a trio of white doves.

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