National Police Memorial week – Clarinda services set


May 5th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers is inviting the public to attend a memorial service May 18th designed to pay tribute to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The service will begin at 2-p.m. at the Clarinda Cemetery Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The event is being held in conjunction with National Police Officers’ Memorial Week, May 15th through the 21st. Sunday, May 15th is National Police Officers’ Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor the 160 law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty in the U-S and its territories, in 2010. President Obama and Congress have directed all government and state flags to be flown at half-staff on May 15th.

The event being held May 18th in Clarinda, will feature a 21-gun salute performed by the American Legion Sergy Post 98. If there is inclement weather, the ceremony will be canceled.