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Memorial Service Planned for South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers

Memorial Service Planned for South Dakota Law Enforcement Officers 

PIERRES.D.-   Attorney General Larry Long would like to ask South Dakotans that during the week of May 11-17 to take a moment to reflect on the contributions that police officers make to our communities and to honor those officers who have been killed in the line of duty. 

"Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line each day to make South Dakota a safe place,” said Long.  “Please, take some time this week to thank your local officers and remember those who sacrificed their lives for our safety."

A memorial service for these officers will be held in Pierre on Wednesday, May 14.  Prior to the service, a wreath laying ceremony will be held at Capitol Lake, followed by a motorcade which will travel from the Hughes County Jail to the Church of Christ. The public and media are welcome. Charlie Wharton, Division of Criminal Investigation can be reached at 773-3111 for specifics on the agenda. 

What: Memorial Service for South Dakota law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty

Where: Church of Christ323 N. Madison AvePierreSD

When: Wednesday, May 14, 10 a.m.

Notes: A national “Candlelight Vigil” will be held on May 13 and the Memorial Service for fallen law officers will also be held on May 15 in WashingtonDC.