63 police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to communities across New York State were honored on Tuesday.

The officers from eight local and state law enforcement agencies were recognized at the annual Police Officers' Memorial Remembrance Ceremony in Albany.

Patrolman Kevin Crossley of the Whitesboro Village Police Department, who was killed in a car cash while on duty in April of 2018, was among those added to the memorial.

"Today we honor 63 brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting the people of New York State," Governor Andrew Cuomo said. "Their names will be forever etched in this memorial to not only honor their legacy, but to remind us all that New York's law enforcement officers put their own lives on the line every day to keep us safe. We cannot possibly thank them enough for that service."

With the addition of the names of the 54 men and nine women — the most ever honored in one year — the memorial now includes the names of 1,567 police officers.

Governor Cuomo also directed that the Gov. Alfred E. Smith State Office Building in Albany be illuminated in blue this evening in memory of the fallen officers.

photo courtesy of Governor Cuomo's Office
photo courtesy of Governor Cuomo's Office

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