WATCH LIVE: Long Beach Police & Fire Memorial Ceremony

Police and Fire personnel, city dignitaries, and community members will honor those individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the community in Long Beach.

The memorial service will include the Pledge of Allegiance led by a Long Beach Police explorer, posting of the colors presentation, an invocation, a 21-gun salute and Taps by the Long Beach Police Honor Guard, individual recognition of fallen officers and firefighters, and a bagpipe performance of Amazing Grace, as well as remarks by Police Chief Robert Luna and Fire Chief Mike Duree.

Historical research deemed appropriate that Patrolman William Homer Waggoner be added to the list of fallen police officers. Officer Waggoner passed away in 1954 as a result of injuries sustained in a gun battle nearly 24 years earlier.

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