New York, Chicago Police head to North Dakota to honor Deputy Colt Allery
Police officers from some of America's largest cities have come to rural North Dakota to pay tribute to their brother in blue.
Three officers from New York and two from Chicago are in Rolette County this week, joining thousands of other law enforcement officers in honoring Deputy Colt Allery.
Officers Brian Johnson and Ana Castro are from the NYPD, and Det. Sgt. James Roddin is from the Suffolk County, N.Y., Police Department.
Det. Thomas Kolman and Lt. Joseph Giambrone represent the Chicago Police Department.
The officers are part of a group known as the 'Brotherhood of the Fallen,' which aims to send uniformed police to the funerals of officers killed in the line of duty across the United States and Canada.
"We're police officers, we're brothers, no matter... different uniforms, different shields, but we all do the same thing. And when one of us goes down, we're backup. That's the way I look at it," Johnson said.
"Rural North Dakota, or big-city New York, Chicago, we're all policemen out here. We all do the same job. We might wear different badges or have different patches, but you're a policeman in rural North Dakota. You're a policeman in the big city. You're a policeman," Kolman said.
The officers said that their organization is also making a monetary donation to Allery's family.