President Trump beamed the White House in blue to honor the policeman killed on duty for the second time on Wednesday.
The special lighting was dedicated to the Peace Officers Memorial Day, an annual celebration first established in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. The day of remembrance is in the middle of police week, when thousands of police officers from all over the country come to the capital. The one-week event series includes memorial events and a candlelight vigil, a 5km race, a conference for the families of fallen officers and a honorary guard race.
Trump had previously ordered the Blue Light for Remembrance Day of the Police 2017, a month after he had commemorated the World Day of Awareness of Autism with White House Blue Light.
President Barack Obama, who was known to show a rainbow of lights over the White House to celebrate the Supreme Court's decision This legalized gay marriage in 2015 rejected a request from the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association Foundation to illuminate the White House with flashing lights the following year to commemorate the victims of a shooting in Dallas directed against white policemen. Obama instead ordered half of the flags to fly.  Army veteran Micah Xavier Johnson killed five officers in the incident, wounding nine other officers and two civilians before he was killed by a police riot.