Cops Spontaneously Honor Remains of Returning Soldier

Officers were arriving at Reagan National Airport for National Police Week.

By Al Perrotta Published on May 14, 2015

A stunning and emotional scene played out Tuesday morning as the remains of a U.S. soldier lost in Vietnam arrived at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Carolyn Ryan, Washington Bureau Chief of The New York Times, captured what happened in a series of tweets.


The officers, along with tens of thousands of their brothers and sisters in blue, are in Washington, D.C. for National Police Week; their chance to meet with each other and to remember those who’ve fallen. It’s also our chance to honor and salute … and say a collective “thank you.”

Perhaps this small, spontaneous act will help remind us why cops, along with our military, deserve honor and respect.

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