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Salina to Honor Fallen Officers

KSAL Staff - May 14, 2013 7:53 am

A ceremony to honor Salina law enforcement officers and state troopers who have died in the line of duty will be held Wednesday

A ceremony to honor Salina law enforcement officers and state troopers who have died in the line of duty will be held Wednesday

A ceremony to honor Salina law enforcement officers and state troopers who have died in the line of duty will be held Wednesday.

The event will be held at Jerry Ivey Park as part of National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

The Salina Police Color Guard will present the colors, followed by a roll call of the 15 officers killed in the line of duty in Saline County.

The Peace Officer Memorial ceremony will be held at Jerry Ivey Park Wednesday, beginning at 8:00 in the morning.

The park is named in honor of the last Salina Police Officer killed in the line of duty. Jerry Ivey was killed on June 13th, 1975, during an exchange of gunfire with a robbery suspect.

Governor Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down on Wednesday in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

National Peace Officers Memorial Day was established in 1961 to recognize local, state and federal law enforcement and peace officials.

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