Honoring Fallen Law Enforcement

In honor of Missouri’s fallen law enforcement officers, Governor Mike Parson has ordered the Missouri State Capitol dome and Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial to be lit blue from sunset on Friday, May 5, 2023, until sunrise on Saturday, May 6, 2023.The annual ceremonies honoring fallen Missouri law enforcement officers will be held at the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial on the grounds of the Capitol overlooking the Missouri River.

The 2023 Candlelight Vigil will be held on May 5 at 8 p.m., and the Memorial Service will take place at 10 a.m. on May 6. According to Governor Parson’s Office the names of eight law enforcement and corrections officers who died in the line of duty during 2022 and three recently confirmed past line of duty deaths have been added to the memorial’s Wall of Honor in advance of this year’s ceremonies.