Tuesday, May 15, 2012
UPDATE: Due to weather forecasts calling for rain, the location of the fallen officers memorial service has been changed to East Naples United Methodist Church, inside the Fellowship Hall, 2701 Airport-Pulling Road S., East Naples. The church is located next to the Collier County government complex.
WHAT: Memorial service honoring fallen officers
WHEN: Tuesday, May 15
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: East Naples United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 2701 Airport-Pulling Road S., East Naples.
SUMMARY: A memorial service will take place to honor local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
All fallen law enforcement officers from Collier County will be honored by the county’s three law enforcement agencies during the nighttime vigil. The public is invited to attend.
Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk will deliver the welcome as well as the memorial address and closing remarks.
Marco Island Police Chief Don Hunter will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
While the Harp and Thistle Pipe Band performs “Amazing Grace,” family members of fallen officers will be invited to light a candle and place flowers on a table in honor of their loved one. Naples Police Chief Tom Weschler will assist the families.
Maj. Ruben Gonzalez of Barron Collier High School’s Junior ROTC program is the scheduled guest speaker.
Cpl. Sylee Gibson will sing “The Star- Spangled Banner” and Jamie Dandridge of Restoration Church will perform a musical tribute.
The service will also feature the presentation of colors by the CCSO Honor Guard and a last radio call by the CCSO Communications Bureau.
The service is one of many commemorative events taking place throughout the country during National Police Week 2012.
Communities across the U.S. will come together May 13-19 to honor and remember those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind.
This year, the names of 362 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. These 362 officers include 162 officers who were killed during 2011, plus 199 officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now
The national observance is organized by a group of organizations led by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), Concerns of Police Survivors, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary.
The following CCSO members will never be forgotten:
Deputy W.B. Richardson
Deputy William Irwin
Deputy William E. Hutto
Deputy Maurice Eugene Anglin
Investigator Arthur Allen Amos
Cpl. Amedicus “Med’ Quincy Howell III
Cpl. Mark Caperton
Sgt. Roy Arthur Williams
Sgt. Joe Nathan Jones
Deputy Raul “Rudy” Dimas Sr.
Posted by colliersheriff.org at 9:46 AM