Crestview Police memorial, appreciation event tomorrow


Seven empty seats memorialized fallen Okaloosa County law enforcement officers during last year's Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony. The Crestview Police Department invites residents to show appreciation towards local law enforcement with the second annual Law Enforcement Memorial and Appreciation Ceremony at the Warriors Hall Auditorium, located at 201 Stillwell Boulevard, tomorrow at 5:30 p.m.

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Published: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Residents can express just how much they appreciate those who protect and serve during the Crestview Police Department's second annual Law Enforcement Memorial and Appreciation ceremony.

Tomorrow's event, set for 5:30 p.m. at Warriors Hall, is part of National Police Week, May 11-17, and National Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15.

The ceremony honors current officers and those who have died in the line of duty, Police Chaplain Mark Broadhead, pastor of the Laurel Hill and Crestview Presbyterian churches, said.  

"We want to remind the public that the police officers are human and they continue to put themselves in harm's way for our safety," he said.

Broadhead and Police Chief Tony Taylor will be keynote speakers for the 45-minute ceremony.

"I would like for the attendees' quality of life to be enriched through the realization that dedicated law enforcement officers are always on post and ready to protect (citizens) with their very lives," Taylor said in an email.

Following the ceremony, attendees can tour the department building that adjoins the auditorium to see front-entrance renovations and the department's records space.

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