(LONDON, Ohio) — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, members of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and law enforcement officers from throughout the state gathered today to pay special tribute to the five Ohio peace officers lost in the line of duty last year.
“These names are carved in stone so that they resist the passage of time – the wear and tear of cold and ice, and especially, the dimming of memory.”
Attorney General says our freedom and our security depend on the rule of law. And because law enforcement officers defend the rule of law, “They are remembered in stone because they – and those who continue their work – are the foundation of our society, and therefore, they are the foundation of all the good things the rest of us enjoy.”
The 34th Ohio Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony, held at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, also served as an occasion to honor and thank all 814 Ohio peace officers who have sacrificed their lives since 1823.
The five who died last year are:
Additional information about the fallen officers is available here.
Also honored today was Deputy Rex E. Faux of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Faux died in the line of duty in 1933 but was never recognized. His name has also been added to the memorial wall.
Ceremonial units from Ohio law enforcement agencies participated in today’s event.
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office can provide news organizations with video and photographs from today’s ceremony. To receive a download link, please email email@example.com.