Ashland Pays Respects During Peace Officers Memorial Day

  • 5/15/2018 7:44:25 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

ASHLAND, OH - In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed that May 15th was National Peace Officers Memorial Day, paying tribute to local, state and federal police officers who put their lives on the line. On Tuesday, the Ashland community showed their support for officers all over Ohio at the Calvary Road Baptist Church, with over 200 people in attendance.

"I think it's important to recognize officers, especially those that have given the ultimate sacrifice," said Joshua Cehulik, Chaplain at Richland County Sheriff's Office. "Everybody swears an oath to defend the public, but those that give their lives - I think it's worth us taking the time to remember them, recognize their families - who will be here tonight. Many of them will be here to recognize their family members that we'll memorialize tonight. It's just an important thing to keep in everybody's minds - that police officers, every day, deal with these things."

The service was held with law enforcement agencies and emergency responders from all over the area, including the Ashland County Sheriff's Office, the Ashland Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ashland Police Department, and others.

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