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Annual Ceremony

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.

Save the Date

Every year we host our Memorial Ceremony on the first Friday in May—in honor of this county’s fallen heroes. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, we had to cancel this year’s event.

Educational Legacy

During the ceremony we award up to four college scholarships—with first priority given to the children of the fallen and second to the children of current officers.

You Can Help

Please help these survivors by helping us cover the costs of our annual Memorial Ceremony activities—more individualized forms of assistance—and the building and upkeep of our Permanent Memorial.