CUYAHOGA FALLS — The city will host the annual Peace Officers Memorial Service to pay tribute to fallen officers at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Police Memorial, located at the Cuyahoga Falls Civic Center Campus, 2310 2nd St.

The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Robert Kent, president and CEO of Western Reserve Hospital.

The Police Memorial was dedicated in 2012 to honor the men and women of the Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake Police Departments. Each year, during National Police Week, a service is held to remember and honor fallen officers. National Police Week will be observed beginning Sunday.

This year, four names will be inscribed on the memorial wall, including Charles E. Metzner (1932-2018) who served the city of Cuyahoga Falls from 1958 to 1994. The others are: Wester J. Watson who served the city from 1920 to 1943; Stanley S. Falcon who served the city from 1941 to 1959; and Frank Gravatt who served the city from 1929 to 1946.

“I am proud of the dedication and professionalism of the men and women who serve and protect our community,” Mayor Don Walters said in a prepared statement. “We thank them for their commitment to keeping us safe from harm.”

The Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake Police Memorial and Honor Guard Foundation is asking the public to show their support for their local law enforcement officers by displaying black and blue ribbons, turning on a blue porch light or flying a police memorial flag during the week.

Blue lights are available at Cuyahoga Falls City Hall with a suggested donation of $5 to the Justin Winebrenner Fund. Memorial flags may be purchased from Falls Flag and Banner, with donations from each sale going to the foundation.

Officials expect that more than 200 police memorial flags and banners will fly over city streets and other public buildings.