Law enforcement ceremony precedes Police Officer Memorial Day

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Crestview Police officers Brian Muhlbach, left, and Lucas Kraus salute during taps.

BRIAN HUGHES | News Bulletin
Published: Monday, May 13, 2013 at 12:23 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Mayor David Cadle has proclaimed May 12-18 Law Enforcement Appreciation Week and May 15 Police Officer Memorial Day.

However, commemorating fallen law enforcement officers in Crestview began with a Thursday memorial ceremony.

More than 50 uniformed law enforcement officers joined city officials, friends, families and supporters in Warriors Hall.

Officers represented the Crestview Police Department, the Valparaiso and Niceville police departments, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, the state Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Air Force Police.

Seven vacant seats represented Okaloosa County law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, including, listed by their end of watch:

●Les Wilson, Crestview Police Department, March 15, 1940

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