The sound of a bugler playing taps and firing of a gun salute filled the parking lot of the Santa Maria Police Department headquarters Wednesday as 10 fallen officers were honored during the annual Peace Officers’ Memorial ceremony. The ceremony, which was attended by over 100 people, featured a procession of law enforcement vehicles, a flag-raising ceremony by a multi-agency color guard, horses from the Santa Barbara County sheriff’s mounted unit and bagpipes played by pipe major Bill Boetticher.

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