Fallen LAPD officers honored at memorial ceremony

The Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday held a ceremony honoring all officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

According to the LAPD, 239 officers were remembered during the ceremony at LAPD headquarters.

Family members of fallen officers were joined by LAPD Chief Michel Moore, elected officials, members of the Police Commission and active LAPD personnel.

The ceremony featured traditional police honors -- including a roll call of the fallen, a rider-less horse, a rifle volley, a helicopter flyover in the "missing man" formation, bagpipers playing "Amazing Grace," a solo bugler playing "Taps," and the time-honored "end of watch broadcast," according to the department.

There was also a performance by the LAPD Choir, a voluntary group of sworn and civilian LAPD employees.

Family members and partners of the fallen officers concluded the ceremony by placing flowers near their loved one's name plate on the Memorial Wall.