Virginia Western Community College Campus Police is this year’s host of the 2019 Law Enforcement Memorial Service, which will honor the memory of fallen officers of Virginia and the Roanoke Region at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at St. John Lutheran Church. The ceremony is free and the public is invited to honor those who have been lost and share in a reception and fellowship with food provided courtesy of Mission BBQ.

Since 1892, 42 officers have been killed in the line of duty in the greater Roanoke Valley. Fifteen of those lost were with the City of Roanoke, nine were employed with area State Police and three were with the City of Salem. Fallen officers from other area police departments will be honored as well.

Virginia Western Campus Police, Virginia State Police, Roanoke City Police, Roanoke County Police, Salem Police, Roanoke Sheriff’s Office, Buena Vista Police, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Christiansburg Police, Craig County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia Tech Police will all be represented.

WHAT:                   2019 Law Enforcement Memorial Service

WHO:                     Law enforcement representatives from across Virginia and the Roanoke Region will honor fallen officers.

WHEN:                   4 p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019

WHERE:                 St. John Lutheran Church, 4608 Brambleton Ave. SW, Roanoke, VA 24018

QUESTIONS:         Craig Harris, Chief of Virginia Western Campus Police, charris@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-7797