In what is sure to be an especially emotionally charged ceremony, the annual Lebanon County Police Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, May 17, in front of the Lebanon County Courthouse.

The event is held annually during National Police Week, which has its roots in a 1962 proclamation by President John F. Kennedy.

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This year’s event happens to fall on the primary Election Day for Pennsylvania. In case of rain, the event will be held in the front lobby of the Lebanon County Municipal Building.

Fallen Lebanon police Lt. William Lebo will be honored during this year’s ceremony.

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Lebo’s widow recently created the William D. Lebo Memorial Foundation, with the mission of promoting the growth and development of officer leadership and the support of the City of Lebanon in memory of Lt. Lebo. The foundation is selling yard signs and apparel to raise funds. Yard signs can be purchased for $15 at the Victim Witness department in the Lebanon County District Attorney’s office. Apparel can be purchased online.

Police officers salute their fallen colleagues during the playing of “Taps” at May 11, 2021, memorial ceremony. (LebTown file photo)

The service will begin at 10 a.m.

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