SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WMBD) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker spoke at the Illinois Police Officers Memorial in Springfield. Eleven police officers, killed in the line of duty, were honored at Thursday’s ceremony.
“Today we honor 11 officers, 11 lives lost in service to our communities. The tragedy hasn’t stopped in 2022. I want to recognize the loss of Knox County Deputy Nick Weist, who made the ultimate sacrifice less than a week ago in pursuit of justice,” the governor said.
The full ceremony can be watched in the accompanying video.