FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 14, 2018
CONTACT: Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215
PIERRE, S.D. - Attorney General Marty Jackley would like to ask South Dakotans to take a moment to reflect on the contributions that police officers make to our communities and to honor those officers who have been lost in the line of duty. National Police Week is set aside each May to pay special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
"Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to make South Dakota a safe place to live,” said Jackley. “Please, take time this week to thank your local officers and their families for their sacrifices and commitment to your community.”
The South Dakota Law Enforcement Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The day will begin with the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Capitol Lake Monument at 9:30 a.m., followed by motorcade from the George S. Mickelson Building to memorial service at Church of Christ located at 323 North Madison Avenue, Pierre, S.D. The public and media are welcome to attend.
In addition, Special Olympics of South Dakota is hosting its annual Law Enforcement Torch Run across the state, which begins today in Sioux Falls and concludes in Spearfish on Thursday, May 17. The Pierre leg of the torch run is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2018 and will begin at the George S. Mickelson Criminal Justice center at 7:00 a.m. (CDT) and conclude at the State Capitol.
Please visit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund for additional information to the nationwide events taking place this week.