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HCSO and CPD Host Local Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony


Hamilton County, TN - This week is National Police Week and in recognition of this important event, Sheriff Jim Hammond and HCSO personnel joined with Chattanooga Police Chief David Roddy and cyclists from the Law Enforcement United organization to formally recognize those who serve our community and honor our local fallen heroes who have been killed in the line of duty locally in Hamilton County and our surrounding counties.

There are currently (66) names represented by our local Law Enforcement Memorial who have been killed in the line of duty. Of those, (13) were from the HCSO. Tonight, we paid tribute to these heroes and remembered their sacrifice. In Washington, D.C., there are presently 20,267 names listed on the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall.

“Each year as we observe National Police Week, we remember our colleagues and in many cases, our friends, who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their community,” stated Sheriff Jim Hammond. “Every day, thousands of law enforcement personnel don the badge and uniform of their respective agency and go forth into the world not knowing if they will return safely to their families. During this special week, we recognize the legacy and sacrifice of our community’s law enforcement and honor those who have been killed in the line of duty,” he further noted.

During this week, please join with us as we honor the men and women of law enforcement and remember those who have given their lives to protect their community.

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