(COLORADO SPRINGS) — On Friday, May 19 the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) hosted the annual Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers Memorial Service for members from the law enforcement and military community to gather and pay respects to those who have given their lives in the line of duty.

The memorial began at 10 a.m. on Friday in Memorial Park and was a private service for families of the fallen. The media was welcomed at the ceremony and the full service can be viewed in the video player above.

“In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. This week pays special recognition for those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety of others,” wrote CSPD.