Fallen officers honored at memorial service as part of National Police Week

1 min read126 views and 76 shares Posted May 17, 2019

May 15 is Peace Officers Memorial Day in the United States, and each year this date is commemorated with a memorial service on the steps of the Lebanon County Municipal Building.

This year’s speakers included Palmyra Police Chief Andrew Winters, Lebanon Mayor Sherry Capello, and State Senator Mike Folmer (R-Senate District 48).

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Palmyra Police Chief Andrew Winters speaks at Wednesday memorial service on the steps of the Lebanon County Municipal Building.

Wednesday’s service honored Lebanon Police Chief Aaron McCord (EOW 3/28/1890), Lebanon Police Department Patrolman Cyrus Shaeffer (EOW 2/14/1903), Reading Police Department Patrolman Michael H. Wise, II (6/5/2004), and South Londonderry Police Department Sgt. Sheryl A. Pierce (EOW 9/14/2013).

The service is a part of National Police Week which is observed each year during the week of May 15.

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President John F. Kennedy signed the proclamation that designated May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day in 1962.

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