Clarinda Police Dept. to observe Nat’l. Peace Officer’s Memorial Week


May 1st, 2014 by Ric Hanson

The President of the United States and the United States Congress has declared the week of May 11-17, 2014 as National Peace Officers’ Memorial Week.NationalPoliceWeek2014

On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. the Clarinda Police Department will conduct a memorial service at the Clarinda Cemetery Armed Services Flag Stand/ Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to pay tribute to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Clarinda Police Department Chaplain Dr. Richard F. Iske will provide the invocation. American Legion Sergy Post 98 will provide a 3 volley salute and taps at the service.

Clarinda Chief of Police Keith Brothers and his staff cordially invites the public to attend the memorial service and pay tribute to those law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.

One hundred eleven (111) federal, state and local law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in the United States and its territories in 2013 according to the United States Department of Justice.

In the event of inclement weather the memorial service will be cancelled.