Every year, on the first Friday in May we host an annual Memorial Ceremony—in honor of the 40 fallen heroes from this county’s law enforcement agencies whose ultimate sacrifice helped keep their communities safe.
Before the ceremony we stage a procession that features everything from Motorcycle Units, Color Guards, Honor Guards, and a Pipe & Drum Corps, to family survivors, and uniformed and retired Officers.
The ceremony itself features a number of sacred observances that follow military and law enforcement traditions—including the Presentation of the Colors, a 21-gun salute, Taps, and the American flag folding.
Following the Keynote Address and Survivor Speech comes the Officer Roll Call—when the names of the fallen heroes, their respective law enforcement agencies, and end of watch dates are read aloud. During that time their respective family and coworker survivors place carnations into a symbolic wreath dedicated to their collective memory.
At the event we also award up to four $1,000 college scholarships. And afterwards host a complementary luncheon for the family and coworker survivors in attendance.