There are many brave individuals who have decided to serve their communities by protecting them through law enforcement, fire protection, and emergency medical care. These brave men and women put their lives on the line every day in order to protect the citizens in their communities. All too often their lives are cut short by making the ultimate sacrifice. Too many families and loved ones have been left to deal with the tragic outcome of a life cut short. While we never want to forget the sacrifices that have been made, we want to dedicate a month where we purposefully honor those lives lost and their families and friends that they have left behind.