Mansfield Police Honor Fallen Officers With Ceremony

  • 5/14/2018 1:35:09 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - A special ceremony was held at the Mansfield Municipal Building to honor fallen officers from the Mansfield Police Department Monday morning.

The Mansfield Division of Police held an Honor Guard on Monday. The service was open to the public.

 "To show respect to the officers that made the ultimate sacrifice." Lieutenant Robert Skropits said, explaining the main message of the ceremony. "They died in the line of duty protecting the citizens of Mansfield."

The honor guard is also a part of National Police Week. 

The Mansfield Police Department asks that the public remember the families of Mansfield Police Officers Brian D. Evans killed December 26th, 2007, Michael R. Hutchison killed February 6th, 1976, William J. Taylor killed February 26th, 1949 and John Englehart Jr. killed August 7th, 1893 and Shelby Police Officer Walter A. Means killed April 24th, 1954, who have given their lives to protect others in Richland County. 

May 15th was designated Peace Officers Memorial Day in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation. The week was also named National Police Week. 

This year, National Police Week takes place from May 13th through the 19th. 

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