Gone, but not forgotten: JPD honors fallen officers
Jacksonville Mayor Randy Gorham, front, left, presents Jacksonville Police Chief Andrew Hawkes, front, right, with the Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week proclamation during a ceremony held Wednesday, May 15 at Jacksonville City Hall.
Last week, to observe Nation Police Week, the Jacksonville Police Department held a memorial service to remember the four JPD officers, and other officers, who were killed in the line of duty.
JPD officers honored were City Marshal William A. Clark, end of watch Aug. 30,1883; Patrolman Harry Floyd Hooker, end of watch July 22, 1913; Officer Roscoe Lee, end of watch June 30, 1979; and Officer Randy J. Zimmerman, end of watch Oct. 2, 1992.
The JDP Honor Guard also recognized the 176 officers, including K-9s, nation wide who were killed in the line of duty within the past year, which include 17 Texas police officers and six police officers in 2019.
The Jacksonville Police Department wishes to personally thank Jacksonville High School Band Director Donnie Barrier for playing Taps live during the service and Peoples Church Pastor John Atkinson for the invocation.
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