Local Law Enforcement Honor Fallen Officers
Published May 8th, 2014
GAINESVILLE- Days after the death of FHP Trooper Chelsea Richard, Law enforcement personnel from across the state came to North Central Florida to salute fellow officers who made their last stand in the line of duty.
In Gainesville for the past 31 years Gator Lodge number 67 of the Fraternal Order of Police has honored fallen law enforcement officers
Gainesville Police Department's, Tracey Fundenburg explains why so many show up to the event.
"to remember those officers that went before us that paid the ultimate sacrifice, to honor them, just one day out of the year we can all attend and let their families now that we remember them that they're important to us and that they are in our minds and our thoughts.
Family members of the three most recent officers and deputies killed in the line of duty from gpd and aso were present at the ceremony.
Fraternal Order of Police President Jeff Mcadams announced at the event, that his organization would sponsor a scholarship program starting at 500 dollars for every deputy or officer who has died in Alachua County.
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