THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
REMEMBERMembers of the Marinette Police Department observed a moment of silence in honor of those who gave their lives in service of duty.
Marinette Police Memorial To Officers Lost In Duty
The City of Marinette Police Department held a memorial service on Tuesday, May 7 to remember members of the Law Enforcement community across the nation who gave their lives in service in 2012.
According to Police Chief John Mabry, there were 120 officers who died while on duty in the United States last year. The State of Wisconsin lost two officers. Mabry added that as every law enforcement personnel knows, our next call could be our last.
The 20 minute program opened with the Presentation of Colors by the Marinette Police Department Honor Guard. Following the Pledge of Allegiance by Captain Jeff Hilbelink and remarks by Mabry, the keynote speaker was the Marinette County Judge James Morrison. Department chaplains Father Mark McQuesten and Pastor Archer Leupp opened and closed the ceremony with prayer.
Chief Mabry presented a certificate of appreciation to Rick Tessier, a resident of the City of Marinette, who last year helped in the apprehension of an armed robber.