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Above, members of the New Mexico State Highway Patrol and the Carlsbad and Artesia Police Departments stand at attention in respect for fallen officers at the Law Enforcement Memorial and Awards Ceremony Wednesday in Carlsbad. Below, keynote speaker Susan Crockett of the Eddy County Commission speaks to the gathered officers. “You’re here to protect, serve and enforce the law, but you do so much more,” Crockett said. Brandon Messick - Daily Press

Above, members of the New Mexico State Highway Patrol and the Carlsbad and Artesia Police Departments stand at attention in respect for fallen officers at the Law Enforcement Memorial and Awards Ceremony Wednesday in Carlsbad. Below, keynote speaker Susan Crockett of the Eddy County Commission speaks to the gathered officers. “You’re here to protect, serve and enforce the law, but you do so much more,” Crockett said. Brandon Messick – Daily Press

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By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
A memorial service and awards ceremony was held Wednesday morning in Carlsbad, where law enforcement officials took time to remember fallen police officers throughout the country and acknowledge the risks officers take in the line of duty.
The Eddy County Sheriff’s Office, Artesia Police Department, Carlsbad Police Department and officers with the New Mexico State Police, Highway Patrol and the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force attended the ceremony. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.