WHAT: Richmond Police Memorial ServiceWHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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 15 - 19.
Chief Alfred Durham 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 2016 and to-date in 2017.
During the ceremony, all surviving family members of fallen officers will be given a blue boutonniere.
Special guests include Mayor Levar Stoney, Chief Administrative Officer Selena Cuffey-Glenn, Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden, and Councilmembers Parker Agelasto, Michael Jones and Kristen Larson. High school participants of the Richmond Technical Center’s criminal justice program will also be in attendance.
A brief wreath-laying ceremony will be held later in the evening at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Police Memorial Statue located at William Byrd Park.
Members of the public and the media are invited to attend.