(KSL News) -- Police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty were honored and remembered today by the Salt Lake City Police Department.
Since 1856, 23 officers have lost their lives. The most recent, Staff Sergeant James Cawley, who died a year ago while serving in Iraq.
Those who attended were families of the late officers and city and state officials. The memorial was followed by a 21 gun salute.
Also today, dozens of Sheriff's deputies were honored for their contributions to the community.
The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office recognized officers for breaking cases, catching dangerous criminals and saving lives.
Deputy Brett Miller received the Purple Heart, a medal of distinction, and Deputy of the Year Award. He was shot three times while responding to a domestic disturbance.