Clark County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony scheduled for Thursday

Across the nation, there were 163 law enforcement officers killed in line of duty in 2018

VANCOUVER — 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 a.m. Thu., May 16, at the Clark County Public Service Center Plaza, 1300 Franklin St.

Clark County Sheriff Chuck Atkins is shown here at the 2017 Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony. This year’s event is scheduled for Thursday. Photo by Mike Schultz
Clark County Sheriff Chuck Atkins is shown here at the 2017 Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony. This year’s event is scheduled for Thursday. Photo by Mike Schultz

Across the nation, there were 163 law enforcement officers killed in line of duty in 2018. 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. The Honorable Daniel Stahnke, Clark County Superior Court Judge, 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 1,582 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty during the past 10 years; an average of one death every 55 hours or 158 per year. Since the first known line-of-duty death in 1786, more than 21,000 United States law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice. https://nleomf.org/facts-figures/fatalities-reports

Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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