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Law enforcement pays respect to fallen heroes at Retreat ceremony

460th Security Forces Squadron Airmen render salutes as the American flag is lowered during a Retreat ceremony May 15, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The Retreat ceremony recognizes fallen civilian and military law enforcement officers with the 21-gun salute, the playing of TAPS and the National Anthem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

460th Security Forces Squadron Airmen render salutes as the American flag is lowered during a Retreat ceremony May 15, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The Retreat ceremony recognizes fallen civilian and military law enforcement officers with the 21-gun salute, the playing of TAPS and the National Anthem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Chief Nick Metz, the City of Aurora Police Chief, speaks at the Retreat ceremony May 15, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The Retreat ceremony recognizes fallen civilian and military law enforcement officers with the 21-gun salute, the playing of TAPS and the National Anthem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Chief Nick Metz, the City of Aurora Police Chief, speaks at the Retreat ceremony May 15, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The Retreat ceremony recognizes fallen civilian and military law enforcement officers with the 21-gun salute, the playing of TAPS and the National Anthem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

A flight of 460th Security Forces Squadron Airmen stand at attention during a Retreat ceremony May 15, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The Retreat ceremony recognizes fallen civilian and military law enforcement officers with the 21-gun salute, the playing of TAPS and the National Anthem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

A flight of 460th Security Forces Squadron Airmen stand at attention during a Retreat ceremony May 15, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The Retreat ceremony recognizes fallen civilian and military law enforcement officers with the 21-gun salute, the playing of TAPS and the National Anthem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Brandon Dinkins, 460th Security Forces Squadron trainer, plays TAPS during the Retreat ceremony May 15, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The Retreat ceremony recognizes fallen civilian and military law enforcement officers with the 21-gun salute, the playing of TAPS and the National Anthem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Brandon Dinkins, 460th Security Forces Squadron trainer, plays TAPS during the Retreat ceremony May 15, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The Retreat ceremony recognizes fallen civilian and military law enforcement officers with the 21-gun salute, the playing of TAPS and the National Anthem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Members of the 460th Security Forces Squadron prepare to fire their weapons for the 21-gun salute in honor of fallen civilian and military law enforcement officers during a Retreat ceremony May 15, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The 21-gun salute is a three-round volley carried out by seven riflemen in honor of the dead. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Members of the 460th Security Forces Squadron prepare to fire their weapons for the 21-gun salute in honor of fallen civilian and military law enforcement officers during a Retreat ceremony May 15, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The 21-gun salute is a three-round volley carried out by seven riflemen in honor of the dead. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Tech Sgt. Michael Thomas, 460th Security Forces Squadron physical security NCO in-charge, and Staff Sgt. Daniel Leutwyler, 460th SFS resource protection NCO in-charge, fold the American flag May 15, 2017, during the Retreat ceremony on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The Retreat ceremony recognizes fallen civilian and military law enforcement officers with the 21-gun salute, the playing of TAPS and the National Anthem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

Tech Sgt. Michael Thomas, 460th Security Forces Squadron physical security NCO in-charge, and Staff Sgt. Daniel Leutwyler, 460th SFS resource protection NCO in-charge, fold the American flag May 15, 2017, during the Retreat ceremony on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The Retreat ceremony recognizes fallen civilian and military law enforcement officers with the 21-gun salute, the playing of TAPS and the National Anthem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- 460th Security Forces Squadron Airmen render salutes as the American flag is lowered during a Retreat ceremony May 15, 2017, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The Retreat ceremony recognizes fallen civilian and military law enforcement officers with the 21-gun salute, the playing of TAPS and the National Anthem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jacob Deatherage/Released)
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