By PoliceOne Staff

WASHINGTON — An officer who recently lost a colleague will perform on a national stage in May in honor of all LEOs killed in the line of duty.

Officer Mark Hutchinson has been asked to perform a song entitled “On and On They Stand” in Washington during National Police Week, local news station WRCB-TV reports.

The song, written by Hutchinson, is dedicated to all officers killed in the line of duty, including his colleague Officer Nicholas Galinger, who was killed in Feb.

“It was just a very emotional thing to happen in our community,” said Hutchinson.

He wrote the song right before Galinger was killed. He later teamed up with his friend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Willie Kitchens, who helped bring the lyrics to life with his voice.

“I think that we need to do everything we can to keep the memories alive of those who have served,” Hutchinson said.

Galinger’s name will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in 2020

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