law enforcement officers memorial http://michiganradio.org en A Michigan memorial procession for Sandy Hook http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-memorial-procession-sandy-hook <p></p><p>Steve Major doesn’t have a lot of time for breakfast these days.</p><p>“I actually had two Reese’s Peanut cups and um, a Mountain Dew,” he laughs, a little bashfully. “I had to meet for an interview at 8 o’clock and I’ve pretty much been up and running around since 6:30 this morning.”</p><p>A former law enforcement official and firefighter, Major now runs an emergency vehicle company. Lately though, he’s busy organizing a Michigan memorial procession for the victims of the Connecticut school shooting.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 21:58:51 +0000 Kate Wells 10501 at http://michiganradio.org A Michigan memorial procession for Sandy Hook Saluting Michigan's fallen police officers http://michiganradio.org/post/saluting-michigans-fallen-police-officers <p>The haunting sounds of bagpipes echoed in the halls of the state capital this evening.</p><p>Police officers from across the state gathered inside the capital rotunda for the 19<sup>th</sup> annual &nbsp;Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service.</p><p>The ceremoney honored&nbsp;a half dozen&nbsp;<a href="http://micops.org/">police officers</a> from Michigan or with ties to&nbsp;Michigan&nbsp;who&nbsp;died in the line of&nbsp;duty last year.&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.nleomf.org/facts/officer-fatalities-data/state.html">Nationwide</a>, 163 law enforcement officers were killed on the job last year.&nbsp; Already this year, 2 Michigan law enforcement officers&nbsp;have&nbsp;died on the job.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;The loss of these officers is a testament to the dangers and realities of police work,&quot; says Colonel Kristie Kibbey Etue,&nbsp; the director of the Michigan State Police.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.nleomf.org/programs/policeweek/national-police-week-history.html">National Police Week</a> begins May 13<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 May 2012 23:57:42 +0000 Steve Carmody 7373 at http://michiganradio.org Saluting Michigan's fallen police officers