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Watch: Chicago Police Department’s honor guard pays tribute to fallen officers

In a heartfelt tribute, the Chicago Police Department honored fallen officers Aréanah Preston and Andrés Vásquez-Lasso

By Police1 Staff

WASHINGTON — During National Police Week, the Steve Young National Honor Guard Exhibition & Tribute, named after the former national president of the Fraternal Order of Police, Steve Young, is a ceremonial event where honor guards from law enforcement agencies across the United States and Canada gather in Washington, D.C.

This event serves a dual purpose: it showcases the precision and discipline of the participating honor guard teams and, more importantly, pays homage to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty, including Chicago Police Department officers Aréanah Preston and Andrés Vásquez-Lasso.

The competition is structured into several distinct phases, each designed to test the skills and ceremonial expertise of the participating teams.

The Chicago Police Department’s honor guard, featured in our live event coverage, exemplifies the dedication and respect inherent to these ceremonies. Their participation not only reflects the high standards of their department but also their commitment to honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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