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PHOTOS: LAPD ceremony honors 239 fallen officers

Roses are placed on the LAPD Wall of Honor by friends, family, and fellow officers on Wednesday.
Roses are placed on the LAPD Wall of Honor by friends, family, and fellow officers on Wednesday.
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The Los Angeles Police Department Wall of Honor is dedicated to the 239 officers who have died in the line of duty. Family, friends, and fellow officers gathered downtown Wednesday for a commemorative ceremony honoring their lives.

 Parents of a fallen officer
Claudi Membreno, center, and Jose Arroyos, second from left, parents of fallen officer Fernando Arroyos, at the ceremony.
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Los Angeles police officers, families and friends of fallen officers assemble
Police, families and friends of fallen officers assemble with roses in their hands.
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Bagpipe players
Bagpipes play during the ceremony.
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 Sister Jennifer Lee, left, places a flower as mother Choung Ja Lee kisses the nameplate
Sister Jennifer Lee, left, places a flower as mother Choung Ja Lee kisses the nameplate of fallen Officer Nicholas Lee at the LAPD Wall of Honor.
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