PERTH AMBOY - The St. Stephen Church in Perth Amboy held its ninth annual "Blue Mass" this morning.

The Diocese of Metuchen holds the event to thank law enforcement officers for their service and remember those who have died in the line of duty.

Hundreds of representatives from a several local, county and State police departments attended the event.

"This is our opportunity to pay homage and respect to the fallen officers," said Luis Guzman, a Perth Amboy police captain.

The services concluded with a 21-gun salute and a recessional led by color guard and bagpipers.