NEPTUNE (AP) — Police officers from around New Jersey are remembering officers who died in the line of duty.

New Jersey State Police pay tribute at a Survivors Ceremony (NJ State Police)

The state's Police Chiefs Foundation on Tuesday is holding its 31st annual memorial service in Ocean Grove's Great Auditorium.

Governor Chris Christie is scheduled to deliver the keynote address.

Christie's speech comes one day after President Barack Obama was in Camden, where he praised police efforts to improve relationships with a poor community struggling with violence.

Obama also announced the federal government is cutting back on shipments of military equipment to local police because he says some equipment made for the battlefield is not appropriate for policing.

The announcement came nine months after complaints about officers using riot gear and armored vehicles to confront protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

 

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