Cleveland police honor families of fallen officers with flowers

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CLEVELAND (WJW) — Several Cleveland police officers honored the families of fallen officers Sunday afternoon.

Police visited the homes of officers who died in the line of duty and giving flowers to their families.

The officers gathered at Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association Hall of West 58th Street and, led by Police Union President Jeff Follmer, departed for the homes.

Police say this gesture is meant to remind the officers’ loved ones that they have not been forgotten.

Pat McLaughlin receiving flowers in Florida (left) and Cleveland Officer Robert Clark (right). Courtesy: Pat McLaughlin

And, the Cleveland officers also made sure flowers were delivered to Pat McLaughlin, mother of Cleveland Officer Robert Clark.  Clark died in 1998 in the line of duty.

McLaughlin currently lives in Florida.

“An officer with the New Smyrna Beach Police Department came and gave me the flowers from Cleveland,” McLaughlin told Fox 8 Sunday.  “I am so touched.  Not a day goes by that I don’t think of my son but to know they didn’t forget means so much to me.”

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