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LAPD officers gather for the annual Los Angeles police memorial ceremony at the LAPD Administration Building in downtown Los Angeles. The LAPD honors the officers killed in the line of duty during a ceremony that includes a traditional roll call of fallen heroes, a 21-gun salute, missing-man formation of helicopters, riderless horse and buglers playing "Taps."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

The ceremony honored LAPD Officers R.J. Cottle and Joshua Cullins, who were killed during active military service in Afghanistan. Their portraits are on display in the lobby of the administration building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

The family of fallen LAPD Officer Joshua Cullins listen to the names of the fallen officers during the roll call at the annual Los Angeles police memorial ceremony to honor the officers killed in the line of duty.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Isabella Hester, the 20-month-old niece of fallen LAPD Officer Steven G. Gajda, looks for a spot to place her red rose on the memorial wall at the LAPD Administration Building.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Families of fallen LAPD officers place red roses on the memorial wall after the annual Los Angeles police memorial ceremony in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

Four LAPD helicopters fly in a missing-man formation over the LAPD Administration Building in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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LAPD officers gather for the annual Los Angeles police memorial ceremony at the LAPD Administration Building in downtown Los Angeles.  The LAPD honors officers who were killed in the line of duty during a ceremony that includes a traditional roll call of fallen heroes,  21-gun salute, a missing-man formation of helicopters, a riderless horse and buglers playing “Taps.”

This year, two more officers were included in the ceremony, Officers Joshua Cullins and R.J. Cottle, who were killed during active military service in Afghanistan.

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