Atascadero ceremony honors fallen officers

Tribune file photo by Jayson Mellom

Local law enforcement agencies and the public gathered at Atascadero’s Veterans Memorial on Wednesday to honor the lives of officers who died in the line of duty.

The ceremony — which was part of National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day events — included a Warbirds flyover, a caravan of law enforcement vehicles and a ceremonial reading of the names of officers who died on duty in California since May 2009.

Tonight, the San Luis Obispo Farmers Market will host local law enforcement for a display of their emergency equipment and police dogs.

Photo: pipes major Paul Dunn opens the ceremony in Atascadero.