Tuesday marks one month since two members of the Central New York law enforcement community were killed while pursuing the driver of a car who had been driving recklessly and holed up in his parents' home.   

Syracuse Police Officer Michael Jensen, 29, and Onondaga County Lt. Michael Hoosock, 37. were fatally shot outside the home in the town of Salina.  

On Monday, the Syracuse Police Department came together to honor Jensen, who resided in the city.

Hundreds gathered as bagpipes played and traffic stopped. Law enforcement were dressed in their uniforms to honor fallen heroes.

What You Need To Know

  •  National Police Week is observed every May

  •  Syracuse Police Officer Michael Jensen was the 12th SPD police officer to fall in the line of duty

  • The Syracuse Police Memorial is located in Forman Park in downtown Syracuse

This year's Syracuse Police Fallen Heroes ceremony and National Police Week hit a little different as Jensen's name was added to the Syracuse Police Fallen Officers Memorial.

His name is now engraved as the 12th Syracuse police officer to pay the ultimate sacrifice, and the loss is still raw.

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh addressed Jensen's family, as did Syracuse Police Chief Joseph Cecile and Syracuse Police Benevolent Association President Joseph Moran.

Cecile said this year, 58 police officers have been killed to date.

Moran shared a story, saying Jensen was the kind of officer who went above and beyond. Jensen had helped locate a woman's daughter who had relapsed. He was able to return her home. The next day, he called to check on the family the mother told Moran.

A wreath was laid in his honor, and Jensen's badge, #156, was also retired.

It was an emotional start to National Police Week, a movement that has grown since its inception in 1962 to a series of events that attract tens of thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to the nation's capital each year.

Those who attend include many from New York state law enforcement agencies.