Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Richmond Police Memorial Honors Sacrifices of Fallen

May 14, 2013

WHAT:                        Richmond Police Memorial Service
10 a.m., Wednesday, May 15
WHERE:                       Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road
BACKGROUND:           Each year law enforcement agencies across the country honor those who    gave their lives in the line of duty during National Police Week.

                                    This year’s observance is May 12 through 18.

                                    Chief Ray J. Tarasovic and the Richmond Police Department will pay homage to Richmond’s fallen officers and also remember those who served the Department and passed away in 2012 and to date in 2013.

                                    Recent reviews of historical records have uncovered information about a sworn officer, Special Officer Robert D. Busch, who was killed in the line of duty in 1870. He will be honored for the first time this year.

                                    Police Week proclamations from Gov. Bob McDonnell and Mayor Dwight C. Jones will be presented.

Governor Bob McDonnell is scheduled to attend and read his proclamation.
Following the service, participants will be invited to tour the new Richmond Police Museum, a collection of RPD history and artifacts located at the Training Academy.

                                    Members of the public and the media are invited to attend.