Dozens of active duty and retired law enforcement personnel joined Chief of Police Michael Brown and Sheriff Dana Lawhorne as they placed a wreath at the Police Memorial in Waterfront Park today in Alexandria, Virginia. The ceremony paid tribute to Alexandria police officers and sheriff’s deputies who have died in the line of duty.
Chief Brown read each of the names of the fallen (see here and here) including the 17 names inscribed on the memorial, dating back to Officer Julian Arnold, killed in 1887 during a robbery of a saloon, to Corporal Charles W. Hill, who was killed in the line of duty in March of 1989 , to the most recently added name, Sergeant Morton Ford. A 26-year veteran of the department, Ford died June 18, 2011 from health issues pertaining to a gunshot wound suffered in the line of duty.
Alexandria Councilwoman Amy Jackson kindly let us use the above photo. You can see more photos from the event here and here.
For more information about National Police Week 2019 activities in the D.C. area, visit this link.
Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire. Welcome to our blog about Alexandria, Virginia and thanks for dropping by! Please feel free to join the discussion by leaving comments, and stay updated by subscribing to the RSS feed.