Mansfield PD Travels To Washington D.C. For Police Week

  • 5/15/2018 10:10:41 AM
  • Kelly Stobie
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Members of the Mansfield Division of Police Honor Guard gathered in Washington D.C. on Monday to commemorate National Police Week, May 13th through May 19th.

They were among the thousands who traveled to D.C. to honor the memory of fallen officers from across the country, as well as those in Richland County. This year, over three hundred fifty fallen officers will be honored throughout the week nationally. Those officers' names were formally dedicated Monday night at the 30th annual Candlelight Vigil held on the National Mall.

Additionally, May 15th is celebrated as Peace Officers Memorial Day. Flags on all federal buildings will fly at half-staff in remembrance of those who have died in the line of duty. The Mansfield Division of Police Honor Guard held a ceremony on the second floor of the Mansfield Municipal Building on Monday to honor fallen officers.

Those who have given their lives to protect the citizens of Richland County include: Mansfield Police Officers Brian D. Evans, killed on December 26th, 2007; Michael R. Hutchison, killed on February 6th, 1976; William J. Taylor, killed on February 26th, 1949; John Englehart Jr., killed on August 7th, 1893; and Shelby Police Officer Walter A. Means, killed on April 24th, 1954.

The Mansfield Police Department posted on their Facebook page, "We ask that all residents take advantage of this opportunity to honor the men and women who serve Mansfield as police officers, in their own way."

 

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