The candles shone bright yesterday at Sarah Jane Memorial Methodist Church in Johnson City in remembrance of fallen police officers of the Southern Tier.

This week is Southern Tier Police Memorial Week and the week started off yesterday with a non denominational church service and continues through Saturday with several activities.  According to the Southern Tier Law Enforcement Memorial Association Facebook page, these are the other events scheduled for this week:

April 29, 2013

10:45am- A motorcade of marked police vehicles displaying their overhead lights will process from Binghamton University, Lot E, by way of Route 201 to Main Street to Johnson City Police Department, 31 Avenue C. The New York State Police Honor Guard, accompanied by the Edwin P. Maloney Pipe Band, will meet the motorcade as it enters Avenue C and escort it to the staging area. A detail of uniformed officers will form across from the portable monument for the ceremony.

 11:00am- A Memorial Service and Flag Raising Ceremony, including an honor volley, taps, muffled drums, and bag pipes will be held at the monument. A roll call of fallen police officers will be read. Officers from the department of the deceased will place a rose at the base of the Monument in their memory. A wreath will also be placed at the Monument. The Honorable Greg Deemie, Mayor of Johnson City will be the guest speaker. Following the service, a danish and coffee reception will be held at the Johnson City Village Hall.

 April 30th

9am-A Memorial Breakfast will be held at The Holiday Inn Arena, 2-8 Hawley Street, Binghamton, New York. Tickets may be purchased for $15.00, either in advance or at the door. Sheriff Michael A. Lewis, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Salisbury, Maryland will be the guest speaker. Sheriff Lewis retired as a Sergeant from the Maryland State Police, July 1st, 2006, after twenty-two years of loyal and dedicated service. He was elected to office in his present position on November 7, 2006 Scholarship awards will also be presented to a student from Broome Community College and from Tompkins-Cortland Community College who are matriculated in Criminal Justice at their school. Recognition awards will be given to local business and individuals that support Police Week annually. (Doors will open at 8:30 AM.)

May 1st

9am- The 14th Annual Police Week Golf Tournament will be held at The Links at Hiawatha Landing Golf Course, 2350 Marshland Road, Apalachin, New York. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM. A gift will be presented to all players. The fee is $75. Luncheon will be served and prizes awarded at its conclusion.

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May 3rd-4th

9am to 9pm-Police displays and demonstrations will be held at the Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, New York. Local police agencies have been invited to participate. A list of scheduled events at the Mall events will be announced.

May 3rd

6:30pm-The 9th Annual Police Memorial Hockey Game will be played at the Chenango Ice Rink, 614 River Road, Chenango Bridge, New York. Combined teams of active Law Enforcement Officers from Troop C/Zone 6 will participate. Admission is free. Proceeds will benefit the Memorial Scholarship Program.

This video features a compilation of photos of law enforcement from the Southern Tier of New York, Trooper C, Zone 6; as well as photos from Police Week Memorial Services from previous years. Paul Harvey narrative "What is a Policeman?