Photo Gallery | 2013 Sacramento Police Sheriff’s Memorial Annual Remembrance Ceremony
Annually, the Sacramento Police / Sheriff Memorial Foundation remembers the fallen officers enrolled every May in a Remembrance Ceremony during California Peace Officer’s Memorial Week.
This year, the 11th Annual Remembrance Ceremony, held May 2, at North Sacramento Woodlake Park, Sacramento Police Sheriff’s Memorial, drew more than 100 law enforcement officers, their loved ones as well as our community members to honor Sacramento County’s fallen peace officers.
The echoing in the distance amidst the quiet, announced the law enforcement procession of uniformed officers, two by two, led by the Sacramento Firefighters Pipes and Drums.
Sacramento Police and Sheriff Honor Guards offered the Presentation of Colors, as all law enforcement officers stood at attention. Ms. Christie Fleeman sang the National Anthem.
Deputy Senior Chaplain Frank Russell, Sacramento Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, touched many hearts as he gave an invocation.
Chief Samuel Somers, Jr., Sheriff Scott Jones and District Attorney Jan Scully each spoke to the sacrifice of life made by our law enforcement officers, the sacrifice of each fallen officer’s family and to the great loss to our community. The names of 31 law enforcement officers from the Sacramento Police Department, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office are enrolled at this Memorial Site. Next year, sadly another officer, Galt police Officer Kevin Tonn having been slain in January, will be honored for the sacrifice of his life.
“They put themselves in harm’s way so we can enjoy peace,” voiced District Attorney Jan Scully, having lost to the line of duty a District Attorney’s investigator.
Roll Call by Chief Samuel Somers, Jr., Sheriff Scott Jones and District Attorney Jan Scully was given as each fallen officer had one yellow rose placed in remembrance.
Twenty-one gun salute brought tears in the recognition of our unsung heroes, followed by an air salute.
Officer W.J. Conner offered the Benediction.