Winona County remembers fallen law enforcement

Angie Massey
May 19, 2017

The service is taking part at 11025 Voyager Parkway in Colorado Springs.

Guests were served a barbecue dinner before going outside to hear the name of over 35 officers who lost their lives.

Seventh-grader Sam Hendrix will give the speech this year.

Willis also spoke about the collaboration between law enforcement agencies in the area.

The service has been going on for almost two decades and honors all law enforcement, whether they are alive and working or they died while serving the community.

May 15 is nationally recognized as Peace Officers Memorial Day, enacted through presidential proclamation 3537 by John F. Kennedy in 1962. Its an annual service observed by law enforcement from all over Acadiana to remember those who have fallen in the line of duty.

Winona County remembers fallen law enforcement

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