Alaska's 67 fallen members of law enforcement who have died in the line of duty were remembered Friday afternoon in special ceremonies held statewide.
One name was added to the Alaska Police Memorial in Anchorage this year -- Coast Guardsman Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Obendorf, the first member of his service to be added.
Obendorf died in 2013 from injuries he sustained in a rescue operation, when he was struck by equipment as a small boat shifted while docking. His name became the 65th on the memorial outside of the Alaska State Crime Detection Laboratory.
The most recent fallen heroes are Trooper Gabriel Rich and Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson, who were shot and killed last week in Tanana. While their names will not be added to the memorial until next year, there was a moment of silence on Friday to pay tribute to their service. Two memorial wreaths were also laid in their honor.
National Police Memorial Day is May 15 but the service in Anchorage takes place the Friday before so that families can attend both events.
Editor's note: An initial reference to Coast Guard Petty Officer Travis Obendorf's first name as "Trevor" has been corrected.