The event was a part of National Police Week 2017 - Legacy of Honor - a week-long event from May 15 to 21, 2017 to honor officers who reached the end of watch.
Officers from all over Wisconsin were in Madison to remember their fallen comrades at the Law Enforcement Memorial at the corner of Pinckney and Mifflin streets. This week the House took an important step forward to ensure that we recognize our dedicated public servants for their bravery and service.
"This network provides the means of quickly identifying, pursuing and capturing violent offenders who have hurt, killed or pose an imminent danger to law enforcement", said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement.
"In the proclamation, the mayor calls upon all citizens as well as patriotic, civil, and educational organizations to observe the week of May 14 through May 20, 2017 as National Police Week and urges 'all citizens to honor and salute the service of law enforcement officers in our community and in communities across the nation".
Hundreds of law enforcement from across Wisconsin attended the Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony at the State Capitol on Friday.
"We welcome the family, friends and colleagues of the fallen officers. National Police Week provides us a special occasion to give thanks to our nation's courageous law enforcement officers", he added.
Governor Scott Walker noted that there was some comfort in the name of Officer Gudgell being added more than a century after his death, which was discovered through historical research.
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) issued the following statement in commemoration of National Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week 2017.
"They go out there everyday and they know that they might not come home", he said. "We must honor the legacy of the fearless men and women who gave their lives in the effort to serve and protect".