Law Enforcement Memorial Service to honor fallen officers

The service will take place at 1 p.m.at the Daviess County Courthouse to pay tribute to Law Enforcement Officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

Sharp said the Memorial Service begins with the annual Blue Light Parade, which features law enforcement officers from throughout the region.

Eleven additional names belong to officers killed in the line of duty in neighboring Raleigh and Nicholas counties.

The Milwaukee Police Band performed, along with the Greater Milwaukee Fire and Police Pipes and Drums unit.

Police officers and citizens from throughout Fayette, Raleigh and Nicholas counties will gather in front of the Fayette County Courthouse for the service conducted by Fayette County Memorial Lodge #118 of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Before embarking on a 250-mile bicycle ride to honor their fallen brothers and sisters Wednesday morning, 93 police officers from several states got another somber reminder of the fragility of life from one of the participants in last year's event.

They are joining a nationwide fundraiser called the "Law Enforcement United's Road to Hope". In Hawaiʻi County, Police Week activities this year are scheduled from Monday, May 15, to Friday, May 19. "My dad was an officer in the San Francisco Police Department so I learned from an early age about the sacrifices made by these fearless people. Their commitment to public safety keeps our society civil and safe".

Several members of local law enforcement are riding 250 miles in support of fallen law enforcement members in Virginia. She lost her previous husband in the line of duty.

The officers also stopped to honor another fallen Reading police officer, Michael Wise, who was killed in a shootout with a shooting suspect in 2004. On May 5, Tacoma Police Department Officer R Jake Gutierrez, who died November 30, 2016 and Randall Scott Gibson, Chief of the Kalama Police Department, who passed away January 10, 2017 were added to the memorial.

"You all come out together and we do this together, and we have a good time to honor those people and their families who paid the ultimate sacrifice".

  • Leroy Wright