Law enforcement agencies to host recognition ceremony today
by Rachael Griffin
May 17, 2013 | 3994 views |  0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A ceremony today at 6 p.m. in Anniston’s Centennial Memorial Park will honor and remember local law enforcement officers. Initiated in 2007, the observance was created by Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office to recognize the men and women of the profession and their families. This week also marked National Law Enforcement Week.

Chief Deputy Matthew Wade said he’s hoping this year’s crowd will be bigger than ever.

Wade said the purpose of the evening is to “honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our community and to honor those who serve each and every day.”

The Sheriff’s Office honor guard will perform a rifle salute, the chief deputy said.

The Anniston Police Department and Oxford Police Department honor guards are also participating in the ceremony.

Probate Judge Alice Martin will sing the National Anthem, Wade said, and the Donoho School choir will perform.

This year’s keynote speaker is James Henderson, a retired captain from the State Trooper’s Post in Jacksonville.

Refreshments will be provided after the ceremony by Eli Henderson, Calhoun County Circuit Clerk.

Staff Writer Rachael Griffin: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @RGriffin_Star.
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