Fallen Heroes Day honors members of Maryland's public safety community who died in the line of duty

  • Source: WMAR-TV ABC 2 Baltimore
  • Published: 05/07/2021 12:00 AM

Friday is the 36th annual Fallen Heroes Day. It's a day which honors police officers, firefighters, and other emergency personnel who died in the line of duty. The annual event is the only statewide ceremony in the nation that brings together all segments of the public safety community. The Fallen Heroes Day ceremony is usually open to the public. Because of the pandemic, only family members of those killed in the line of duty will be allowed to attend in person this year. This year's ceremony will be livestreamed on the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens Facebook page at 1pm. Fallen Heroes Day is held each year on the first Friday in May. Including this year's observance, 191 Maryland first responders have been honored to date. Recently, the Delmar Police department lost Corporal Keith Heacook on April 28, 2021. He died three days after being attacked while responding to a call on April 25, 2021.


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