Community members and law enforcement leaders from across the state will gather at the California Peace Officers Memorial Monument during two events to honor officers lost in the line of duty.
At 8:30 p.m. today, a candlelight vigil will be held at the monument at 10th Street and Capitol Mall.
At 10:30 a.m. Monday, a dedication ceremony will be held at the monument. Two officers who died in 2012 will be honored: Stanislaus County sheriff's Deputy Robert Lee Paris Jr. and California Highway Patrol Officer Kenyon Youngstrom.
Ten officers who died in previous years also will be enshrined in the memorial, including former Placer County Sheriff William Elam, who died Oct. 1, 1951.
Youngstrom will be honored again Tuesday when the CHP holds its own remembrance ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at its academy at 3500 Reed Ave. in West Sacramento. A memorial there holds names of 223 CHP officers killed in the line of duty through 2012.
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