Minnesota officers standing guard 24 hours straight to honor the fallen

- For 24 hours straight, police officers from throughout Minnesota will stand in silent vigil at the Peace Officers’ Memorial in St. Paul. The officers are honoring the 277 Minnesota officers who have died in the line of duty. This is in part of Law Enforcement Memorial Day in Minnesota, which is Sunday.

Honor guards from the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial Association started standing guard at 7 p.m. Saturday. Officers will take 20-minute shifts until Sunday evening.

The public is welcome to attend a candlelight vigil at 7:25 p.m. on Sunday. The vigil will begin with an honor guard parade. There will be a special tribute to Aitkin County Deputy Steven Sandberg, who was killed in the line of duty in October.

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