Butte County Peace Officer Memorial

Butte County Peace Officer Memorial

So we will have a contingent of officers that will be there this year.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Chico, there will be a service recognizing and honoring members of California's extensive law enforcement family.

Among those honored was Girard policeman, Patrolman Justin Leo, 31, who was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call on Oct 21, 2017.

A proclamation was read by Pitt County Commissioner Mark Owens, declaring May 11 Pitt County Law Enforcement Memorial Day. The Museum is working to expand and enrich the relationship shared by law enforcement and the community through the Museum's educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs. At least. While most officers die in traffic-related incidents, it is estimated that 2018 will be one of the deadliest years yet. Nine of those deaths took place in California.

On Thursday, there will be a Police Memorial Day Ceremony at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Camellia Boulevard.

A fourth prison worker, Geoffrey Howe, also died as a result of the inmate attack at Pasquotank Correctional Institute past year.


"You want to honor the fallen". Everyone is encouraged to attend to show support to our men and women in law enforcement.

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said, "Law enforcement personnel selflessly serve our community every day, protecting us and keeping us safe. As always, we have their backs and they have our thanks".

The annual observance comes during National Police Week that President John F. Kennedy proclaimed in 1962 as the week of May 15, which is National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

The vigil was held on the National Mall and produced by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. So that people across the country can experience this ceremony, the vigil will be livestreamed beginning at 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday.

This year, law enforcement members from all across the country, including several members of the Chico Police Department, have traveled to Washington D.C.to take part in national observances created to honor those who have lost their lives.

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