Butte County Peace Officer Memorial

Today marks National Peace Officer Memorial Day, with observances taking place in the nation's capitol and right here in the North State.

Posted: May 15, 2018 7:42 AM


Chico, Calif. -- in 2017, 129 law enforcement personnel in the United States lost their lives in the line of duty. Nine of those deaths took place in California. Today marks National Peace Officer Memorial Day, with observances taking place in the nation's capitol and right here in the North State.

Peace Officer Memorial Day was set in place back in 1962 by President Kennedy.

In 2017, it was a similar scene as members of California's Law enforcement community paid tribute, gathering in Sacramento to pay homage. 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 designed to honor those who have lost their lives.

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

A member of the Butte Law Enforcement Support team, Donna Shary, says the event is a way to pay officers' the respect they are due. She says events such as the one planned give tribute to the sacrafice many have given of laying down their lives in protection of the public. She says the event is also a way for the public to let officers who serve the community each day know how much they are appreciated.

During the evening event, there will be a roll-call of heroes, which is a reading of a short bio about the nine California officers who lost their lives in 2017. The event will also include presentations by the Chico Police Department Honor Guard, Butte Sheriff's Office Honor Guard and the California Highway Patrol Honor Guard.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday evening at Community Church, 2801 Notre Dame Boulevard, Chico, CA 95928 from 7:00PM through 8:30PM.  It is free and open to the public. All law enforcement members and members of the public are invited to attend.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, the Yuba City Police Department will also hold a memorial service. That will take place at the Yuba City Police Department at 10:00AM and the public is also invited to attend.

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