Troy honors fallen law enforcementPublished 11:20pm Friday, May 9, 2014
Troy Mayor Jason Reeves signed a proclamation Friday declaring next week as National Police Memorial Week.
“I can’t thank you all enough for what you do,” Reeves said to members of the Troy Police Department, who attended the signing. “Knowing you’re out there protecting my children, I can sleep at night.”
Several events have been planned for the week. Police Memorial Day will be observed Tuesday, May 13, with the annual ceremony at the Troy Police Department at 10 a.m.
The ceremony includes Chief Jimmy Ennis’ reading of the “Roll Call of Honor,” a list of five Troy officers who were killed or died in the line of duty.
Fallen law enforcement officers with ties to Troy and Pike County also will be honored. The list includes a state trooper, conservation officer, sheriff’s deputy and several Troy University alumni.
Ennis extended a special invitation to the families of “those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.”
The 20-minute ceremony at the station will be followed by a ceremony at Bicentennial Park.
The week will cap off with the Torch Run. The Special Olympics torch will be passed to Troy PD at the station at 2 p.m. The route to Troy University’s stadium will take the torch down South Brundidge Street to University Avenue. Special Olympics’ opening ceremony will be held later evening.
Reeves told officers in attendance of Friday’s proclamation signing he would support them in any way he could.
“Being the son of a policeman, I think you know how much you all mean to me,” he said.