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Family of Joseph Zangaro leave a carnation during a Peace Officers Memorial Day service held Monday at Lake Bluff Park in St. Joseph. Berrien County Courthouse Security Supervisor Zangaro was killed in the line of duty on July 11, 2016.

ST. JOSEPH — Being a police officer is not easy in the best of times, and these are not the best of times, Berrien County Prosecutor Steve Pierangeli said Monday.

“I can think of no higher calling. It’s not a job, it’s a calling, and it’s such an honor to work with you every day,” Pierangeli told Berrien County law enforcement officers. “I will always, always, support you.”

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Officers from area law enforcement agencies fire a rifle volley during a Peace Officers Memorial Day service Monday at Lake Bluff Park in St. Joseph.

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A Peace Officers Memorial Day service is held Monday at Lake Bluff Park in St. Joseph to honor those killed in the line of duty including Berrien County Court Officer Ronald Kienzle.

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A wreath is set up during a Peace Officers Memorial Day service held Monday at Lake Bluff Park in St. Joseph.

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Officers from area law enforcement agencies salute during a Peace Officers Memorial Day service held Monday at Lake Bluff Park in St. Joseph to honor those killed in the line of duty.

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