(LONDON, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, members of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission, and law enforcement officers from across the state will honor the memory of 791 Ohio peace officers killed in the line of duty since 1823 during this year’s annual Ohio Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony, which will take place tomorrow, May 3, 2018.
The Fraternal Order of Police Memorial Motorcade will depart from the Fraternal Order of Police Ohio State Lodge at 222 East Town Street in Columbus at 10:00 a.m. and proceed to the ceremony.
The ceremony will take place on the grounds of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy located at 1650 State Route 56, London, Ohio, at 11:00 a.m.
During the ceremony, Attorney General DeWine will honor four Ohio peace officers who died in the line of duty in 2017: Officer David J. Fahey Jr., Cleveland Division of Police, January 24, 2017; Chief Steven “Eric” DiSario, Kirkersville Police Department, May 12, 2017; Patrolman Marvin “Scott” Moyer, Lancaster Police Department, May 26, 2017; and Officer Justin A. Leo, Girard Police Department, October 21, 2017.
Attorney General DeWine will also honor five historical inductees: Constable Franklin Stone, Oberlin Police Department, June 5, 1881; Deputy Samuel J. Mautz, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, July 11, 1921; Deputy Marshal Donald O. McLaughlin, Beverly Police Department, August 16, 1970; Patrolman Bradley T. Scott, Elyria Police Department, August 27, 2004; and Sergeant Martin A. Stanton, Cleveland Division of Police, September 27, 2010.
The names of the nine officers who will be honored tomorrow will also be added to the Ohio Fallen Officers’ Memorial Wall.
In addition, the names of two law enforcement K-9 officers killed in the line of duty will be added to a plaque displayed inside the academy: K-9 Dino, Green Township Police Department, September 25, 2017; and K-9 Uganda, Perkins Township Police Department, December 4, 2016.
A moment of silence will also be observed for Officer Eric Joering and Officer Anthony Morelli, both of the Westerville Police Department, who were killed on February 10, 2018. The two officers will be formally honored at the memorial ceremony in 2019.