Brian McPike, interim chief of police of the Department of Public Safety at UCCS, and other members of the campus police department attended the 21st Annual Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers Memorial Service on May 16 at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs.
McPike said the event was an opportunity for campus officers to interact with other area law enforcement professionals and honor the 30 peace officers who have died in the line of duty since 1895.
“Being a part of the ceremony means a great deal to the police officers within our agency, as many of us personally have known some of the fallen officers,” McPike said. “It was an honor to be able to publicly acknowledge their service and commitment to the community that we all work so hard to protect.”
The ceremony was hosted by the Colorado Springs Police Department, with representation from numerous Pikes Peak area Law Enforcement agencies, and our local military counterparts.