In honor of Missouri's fallen law enforcement officers, Governor Mike Parson has ordered the state Capitol dome and Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial to be illuminated in blue on Friday.
This year, organizers of the annual Missouri Law Enforcement Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Service will hold the traditional ceremonies on Friday and Saturday. A virtual ceremony was held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year's Candlelight Vigil will be held at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the north side of the State Capitol at approximately 8 p.m. The Memorial Service will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
The names of eight law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty during 2020 have been added to the memorial's Wall of Honor in advance of this year's ceremonies, as well as eight historical names whose line of duty deaths have been confirmed through recent research.