"Today, the International Association of Chiefs of Police
acknowledges the death of Officer (use full name the first time
it is said) ______ in the service of his/her country.
Officer ____ died doing a job he/she loved, serving a country
he/she loved even more. Officer ____ has become a part of all
that is decent and honorable and intrepid about American (or
other country, if applicable).
But to think that Officer _____ is heroic because of his/her
death is to miss the significant of this tribute. What was so
noble about Officer _____ was not how he/she died, but how
Officer ____ did not lose his/her life; he/she gave it.
This is what we are honoring here today. Police officers pledge
to keep our "todays" safe, knowing full well it could cost
Today, the International Association of Chiefs of Police
presents its tribute to the family of Officer ____. I would
like to ask (closest relative) to come forward now to accept
(Read the inscription on the tribute.) Your courageous
officer's name is now deeply engraved on the IACP's tribute.
Please know that who (read officer's name) was and what
he/she stood for now burns brightly in the hearts of each
and every one of us.
May this tribute serve to acknowledge in some small way
the heroic person you loved and lost. The IACP cannot take
away your grief, but it is the association's hope that by
acknowledging the greatness within the heart of the one
you loved, it may help to wipe away your tears.
Please know the heads of so many agencies from all around
the world share today in your loss. May this tribute serve
as a reminder that Officer ____ will never be forgotten."