HAGERSTOWN - The Washington County Sheriff's Department held an open house and memorial service for fallen officers Saturday afternoon as part of National Police Week held from May 15 to 21.
Capt. Douglas Mullendore said the event was designed to educate the public on what his department does and to remember the 154 federal, state and local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
"It's educational for the public, to let the public know what we do, what it is we do and why we do certain things," he said. "It's educational, it's great interest with the kids, for them to see police officers in an environment like this where they can see we are human beings."