The Washington Times-Herald

May 14, 2013

FOP memorial service on Wednesday

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Washington Times Herald

WASHINGTON — Washington Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 101 will host the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service Wednesday The 1 p.m. service will be at the Daviess County courthouse to pay tribute to the law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

In 2012, 120 federal, state, county, city officers and firefighters died whi.le protecting the citizens they served. All of these brave souls are being honored by having their names added to the national Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C., during this year’s service.

In Indiana one officer was killed in the line of duty and one firefighter died while serving their communities. They will be recognized at the service by having their names read aloud as the Washington Fire Department bell tolls 21 times in their honor. Taps will echo and the bagpiper will play as local law enforcement officers and firefighters along with members of the community salute them.