This Morning, a Drive to Remember Fallen Police Officers Stopped at DPD HQ
|Some of the gang unit officers who served with Senior Corporal Norm Smith, who was killed in January|
The rolling memorial is decorated anew each year with the names of the fallen officers from the previous year printed on the hood. The windshield reads "We Drive For Those Who Died." At each stop, family members of the deceased, as well as other officers, sign their names next to the the names of their fallen family member or friend.
|Members of Victor Lozado's family sign the car|
Gibson came up with the idea four years ago as a way to raise awareness for the number of officers killed each year -- a number Gibson believes is largely ignored in general media coverage. "We want people to look at the car and say, 'What's that all about?' and then they'll start to realize how many officers are killed," Gibson told Unfair Park. "There's an officer killed every three days in the U.S." Last year, 140 U.S. officers and one Canadian police officer were killed in the line of duty.
After the jump, the Hummer in front of DPD HQ.