Jacksonville PD to host May 12 memorial ceremony for fallen officers

by Staff reports

JACKSONVILLE – Members of the local police department will sponsor a police officers memorial cer-emony, 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Love's Lookout Visitor Center, north of Jacksonville on U.S. Highway 69.

The ceremony honors members of the law enforcement profession who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

According to preliminary data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, as of December 31, 2020, 264 federal, state, military, tribal, and local law enforcement officers died in the line-of-duty in 2020.