Law Enforcement Memorial Service to honor those killed in the line of duty

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Virginia Western Community College Campus Police is this year’s host of the 2019 Law Enforcement Memorial Service, which will honor the memory of fallen officers of Virginia and the Roanoke Region at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at St. John Lutheran Church. The ceremony is free and the public is invited to honor those who have been lost and share in a reception and fellowship with food provided courtesy of Mission BBQ.

Since
1892, 42 officers have been killed in the line of duty in the greater Roanoke
Valley. Fifteen of those lost were with the City of Roanoke, nine were employed
with area State Police and three were with the City of Salem. Fallen officers
from other area police departments will be honored as well.

Virginia Western Campus Police, Virginia State Police, Roanoke City
Police, Roanoke County Police, Salem Police, Roanoke Sheriff’s Office, Buena
Vista Police, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Christiansburg Police, Craig
County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia
Tech Police will all be represented.

WHAT:                   2019 Law Enforcement Memorial
Service

WHO:                     Law enforcement
representatives from across Virginia and the Roanoke Region will honor fallen
officers.

WHEN:                   4 p.m., Thursday, May 16,
2019

WHERE:                 St. John Lutheran Church, 4608
Brambleton Ave. SW, Roanoke, VA 24018

QUESTIONS:         Craig Harris, Chief of Virginia Western
Campus Police, charris@virginiawestern.edu
or 540-857-7797

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