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May 8, 2012
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Sergeant Don Scheinost, Honor Guard, 402.441.8183
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 402.441.7226

LPD Honors Fallen Officers for National Police Week

The public is invited to the Lincoln Police Department's ceremony Tuesday, May 15, 2012, to honor fallen law enforcement officers as part of Peace Officers Memorial Day. The event begins at noon on the east steps of the Justice and Law Enforcement Center, 575 S. 10th Street. The ceremony will include keynote remarks from Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican, a proclamation from Mayor Beutler and the Lincoln Police Honor Guard.

Police Chief Jim Peschong said the ceremony is an opportunity to honor and pay tribute to the local officers who gave their lives while serving the citizens of Lincoln:

Captain Charles E. Hall - March 31, 1917

Special Duty Patrolman Marion F. Marshall - September 9, 1932

Officer Richard E. Leyden - September 26, 1949

Detective Frank H. Soukup - December 16, 1966

Detective Paul B. Whitehead - August 10, 1967

Motorcycle Officer George W. Welter - February 9, 1968

The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the LPD classrooms, with refreshments furnished by the Lincoln Police Union.

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