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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Law Enforcement Memorial Service
Knoxville Police Department
Capt. William "Bill" Beck
Officer Dennis Christenberry
Officer Lula Bell Hatcher Hester
Sergeant Theondrad E. Jackson, Jr.
Capt. Bryant L. Jarnigan
Capt. Felix Charles Maupin
Knox County Sheriff's Office
Officer William "Bill" Carty
Tennessee Highway Patrol
Sergeant Edward Wayne Brown
Sergeant Jimmy Ray Doughty
Trooper John Marcum
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Agent John Marcum
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Special Agent Wallace Francis Estill
Special Agent J. Lewis Floyd
Special Agent John F. "Jack" McGivney
Peace Officers' Memorial Service
May 17, 2011 - The City of Knoxville, Knoxville Police Department, Fraternal Order of Police and other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies held a Joint Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Tuesday, May 17 at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium to honor National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

The event was originally scheduled for Mary Costa Plaza but due to inclement weather it was moved indoors to the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.

On October 1, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week containing May 15 as National Police Week.

103rd Congress later amended this law as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. President Bill Clinton signed Public Law 103-322 which directs that the flag of the United States on all Government buildings be displayed at half staff on May 15th, National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

On May 15, 1982, the first National Peace Officers Memorial Day Service was held in Washington, D.C.

Activities during National Police Week now include the annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Offiers Memorial, COPS National Police Survivors Seminars as well as the National Peace Officers Memorial Day Service.

The 2011 Knoxville-Knox County Peace Officers Memorial Service was presented through the support of the Fraternal Order of Police Volunteer Lodge No. Two in cooperation with the federal, sate, and local law enforcement agencies.
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