Annual Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Ceremony

Law enforcement officers, elected officials, public dignitaries, family survivors, and the public are invited to join together on Friday, May 6, 2011, to remember the 36 Montgomery County law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty over the past 130 years.  The Memorial Ceremony will begin at 11:00 A.M. preceded by a procession of officers, retirees, and cruisers arriving at the ceremony site at 10:45 A.M.  The keynote speaker will be Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.  The family survivor speaker will be Paula Kalaman, mother of fallen Centerville Police Officer John Kalaman.

 

Free parking is available in the parking lot of the former Patterson Career Center, 441 River Corridor Drive, for all law enforcement personnel, command staff personnel, elected officials, government leaders, and family survivors.  A complimentary luncheon for law enforcement officers and family survivors will follow the ceremony at the Antioch Shrine, 120 East First Street.

Command Staff members:  Assemble along River Corridor Drive to lead the procession of officers walking on foot in the procession.  Please arrive by 1015 hours to assemble for the procession.  Seating will be provided for police chiefs and directors on the steps next to the stage on the plaza outside Fifth Third Field main entrance.

Elected Officials / Government Leaders:  Take the sidewalk from the cul-de-sac off River Corridor Drive towards Monument Avenue.  Cross Monument Avenue to the Fifth Third Field driveway to your designated seating area next to the stage on the plaza outside Fifth Third Field main entrance.

Uniformed law enforcement officers / honor guard members / Pipes & Drum Corps / Mounted Patrol:  If walking in the procession, arrive no later than 1015 hours and assemble on River Corridor Drive for the procession.  If driving a marked cruiser in the procession, pull your cruiser along the south curb of River Corridor Drive facing Webster Street in front of the Patterson Career Center Building.  Uniform of the day is your department’s dress uniform or the winter uniform (long sleeve uniform shirt, uniform pants, and hat).  Seating will be provided for all officers in attendance this year on the plaza outside the Fifth Third Field main entrance. 

Family Survivors:  If you wish to ride in the procession, assemble on River Corridor Drive at the Sheriff’s Office vans.  If you wish to observe the procession, take the sidewalk from the cul-de-sac off River Corridor Drive towards Monument Avenue.  Viewing area will be along Monument Avenue at Fifth Third Field Stadium.  Designated seating area will be on the plaza outside the Field Third Field main entrance.

Law Enforcement Retirees / non-uniformed officers or F.O.P. members: If walking in the procession, arrive no later than 1015 hours and assemble on River Corridor Drive for the procession.  If not walking in the procession, take the sidewalk from the cul-de-sac off River Corridor Drive towards Monument Avenue.  Cross Monument Avenue to the Fifth Third Field driveway to your designated seating area next to the stage on the plaza outside Fifth Third Field main entrance.  Dress is business attire.

General Public: Parking is available at meters and area paid parking lots. The general public is welcome to view the procession along Webster Street and Monument Avenue between River Corridor Drive and Fifth Third Field Stadium.  The general public is welcome to attend the Officer Memorial Ceremony.  You are encouraged to bring your own seating to set-up behind the reserved seating for the ceremony on the plaza outside the Fifth Third Field main entrance.

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