Respect. Honor. Remember.

A U.S. Marine takes in the scene as family members of officers killed in the line of duty raise their candles during the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

A U.S. Marine takes in the scene as family members of officers killed in the line of duty raise their candles during the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 13, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Photos and story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

One-by-one, 286 names were recited by candlelight. Nine of these names were that of Coast Guardsmen.

This week, the names of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty were read aloud to a crowd of thousands during a candlelight vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The names of the crew of CG-328 and Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Obendorf were added alongside more than 20,000 fellow law enforcement officers on the memorial’s curving, 304-foot-long blue-gray marble walls.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is centered in the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, D.C., and is the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Dedicated on Oct. 15, 1991, the memorial honors federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people.

Below is a selection of photos from the vigil. Click on the slideshow below to see a photo gallery of the entire night.

Police officers from around the country escort buses of family members of officers killed in the line of duty to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial before a candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Police officers from around the country escort buses of family members of officers killed in the line of duty to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial before a candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 13, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Family members of officers killed in the line of duty are escorted to the survivor's seating area before the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Family members of officers killed in the line of duty are escorted to the survivor’s seating area before the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 13, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Laurie Powell, mother of Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Obendorf, speaks with Vice Adm. Paul Zukunft, the prospective commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, before the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Obendorf's name was etched into the memorial this year. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Laurie Powell, mother of Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Obendorf, speaks with Vice Adm. Paul Zukunft, the prospective commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, before the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Obendorf’s name was etched into the memorial this year. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Laurie Powell, mother of Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Obendorf, traces her son's name before the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 13, 2014.  Obendorf's name was etched into the memorial this year. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Laurie Powell, mother of Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Obendorf, traces her son’s name before the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Obendorf’s name was etched into the memorial this year. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

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