Memorial Held For Fallen Police Officers

By: Renee Charles Email
By: Renee Charles Email

Fallen Kentucky police officers were remembered on Monday afternoon in Frankfort. The annual event takes time to remember those police officers who have died during the past year.

The Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police remembered twenty five officers who died in the past year including four (Ronnie Jones of Barren County, Elmer Kiser of Carter County, Randy Lacy from Clay City and Randy Wells of Forest Hills) who were killed in the line of duty.

Chester Lacy is the brother of Randy Lacy who was killed last June and Chester says he is honoring his brother in his own way by wearing Randy's uniform.

KY FOP Chaplin Tim Davis says this event happens every year and it's the least we can do for those who gave so much for us.

"They don't know if when they leave the house it's the last time they'll do it or if the last thing they say to their kids is really the last thing they say. We honor them for their commitment to the their communities," he said.

After the ceremony at noon at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort, there was a processional to the old capitol building where a wreath was placed at the Fallen Police Officer Memorial Stone.

Many of those who attended Monday's ceremony will be heading to Washington D.C. for the National Police Memorial which will be held all next week.

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  • by JT on May 18, 2008 at 06:54 AM
    Problem with this story is this is NOT the statewide memorial - it is the FOP memorial and many of those who have died over the years aren't, and can't be, FOP members. The true statewide memorial will be in Richmond, AT the monument, on May 21st at 11 a.m.
  • by k Location: pineville on May 5, 2008 at 08:19 PM
    I know we all remember sean and king this week for the fallen police officers memorial. They were the greatest here in Pineville and we miss them very much.


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