The Warren County Police Chief’s Association will honor the county’s seven fallen officers at the annual Warren County Police Memorial Ceremony today.
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Held in conjunction with National Police Week, which is held each May, the ceremony pays tribute to the officers who gave their lives in service to their community.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.
The officers who will be honored today include: Officer George Basore (Franklin P.D); Sheriff W.E. Graham (Warren County Sheriff’s Office); Deputy Homer Burlile (Warren County Sheriff’s Office); Chief James Elder (Mason Police Department); Officer William Johnson (Springboro Police Department); Officer Jeffrey Phegley (Morrow Police Department); and Sergeant Brian Dulle (Warren County Sheriff’s Office).
In addition to those who have fallen in the line of duty, a moment of silence will be dedicated to all Warren County Law Enforcement officers who are no longer living.
The public is welcome to attend the ceremony, which begins at 11 a.m. and will be held outside the memorial near the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, 822 Memorial Drive, in Lebanon.
Ohio Attorney General David Yost will be the featured keynote speaker at the ceremony.
After the ceremony, a procession will begin at the memorial and end at Lifehouse Church, 2234 Utica Road, in Lebanon.