Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony, May 17
The Clark County Sheriff's Office, along with local law enforcement agencies, invites the community to attend the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony at 11 am Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the Clark County Public Service Center Plaza, 1300 Franklin St.
Across the nation, there were 129 law enforcement officers killed in line of duty in 2017. The memorial ceremony recognizes their sacrifice in service to the community and public safety. All regional law enforcement agencies will be represented.
The memorial ceremony will include the posting of the colors and a rifle salute. Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Tony Golik will provide an address. A Portland Police Highland Guard bagpiper will perform. The ceremony is expected to be completed near the noon hour.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund – Respect.Honor.Remember. – can be found at: http://nleomf.com/ A total of 1,511 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty during the past 10 years; an average of one death every 58 hours or 151 per year. Since the first known line-of-duty death in 1791, 21,541 United States law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice. www.nleomf.org/facts/officer-fatalities-data/year.html
CONTACTSgt. Brent Waddell