Thus far this year, 47 officers have died, a number up 31 percent over last year, Roanoke Rapids Chief Chuck Hasty said.
The ceremony was to be held at the Fallen Officers Memorial at Centennial Park, which was dedicated last year.
The memorial honors fallen city police officers Clifton L. Massey, Lieutenant William Edward Vaughan and Sergeant Calvin Edward Daniel.
E.C. “Fats” Warren, who is retired from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, was the guest speaker this evening.