Memorial service for fallen local law enforcement officers this week

May 8, 2014

YADKINVILLE — On Friday at 10 a.m., Northwood Baptist Church will host the annual Surry-Yadkin County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service. This annual memorial service will begin National Police Week in Surry and Yadkin counties for 2014.

Northwood Baptist Church is at 1309 Northwood Church Road, Yadkinville.

Each May during National Police Week the nation pauses to recognize the service and sacrifice of United States law enforcement officers. National Police Week was established in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy and a joint resolution of Congress. National Police Week pays special tribute to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Ceremonies are held annually in Washington, D.C., and in communities across the country.

The Surry-Yadkin County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service is held annually in remembrance of the eight Surry and Yadkin County law enforcement officers whose lives ended while serving the citizens of Surry and Yadkin counties as members of their sheriff’s offices or the police departments of Mount Airy, Pilot Mountain and Jonesville.

The public is invited.

Should anyone need additional information about the service/ceremony, contact Chet Jessup at 374-5409.