Pill Among Fallen Officers to Be Honored Today

By  //  May 6, 2013

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ABOVE VIDEO: The anniversary of Barbara’s death is a somber reminder of the many law enforcement officers across our great country that make the ultimate sacrifice every year. Last year, 128 law enforcement officers gave their lives to protect their communities and citizens. Of those, 66 were killed in a violent or deliberate attack.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Every day, Florida’s law-enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety of our communities, and on Monday, May 6, the Florida Sheriff’s Association will pay tribute to Florida’s 2012 fallen Officers.

Brevard County Deputy Sheriff, Barbara Pill, 52, was shot and killed on a residential street in Melbourne by petty thieves on March 6, 2012. Every day and night, law enforcement officers don the tools of their trade, kiss their family goodbye and hit the mean streets on our behalf –thinking they’ll be home again later that day. But for 160-170 police officers a year, that won’t happen. A cop never knows what awaits them from behind the wheel of their patrol car, a dark alley, or a 911 call. (Brevard County Sheriff’s Department image)

Brevard County Deputy Sheriff, Barbara Pill, 52, was shot and killed on a residential street in Melbourne by petty thieves on March 6, 2012. Every day and night, law enforcement officers don the tools of their trade, kiss their family goodbye and hit the mean streets on our behalf –thinking they’ll be home again later that day. But for 160-170 police officers a year, that won’t happen. A cop never knows what awaits them from behind the wheel of their patrol car, a dark alley, or a 911 call. (Brevard County Sheriff’s Department image)

Among the three to be honored will be Brevard County Deputy Barbara Pill, who was killed in the line of duty on March 6, 2012.

CLICK HERE: Remembering Deputy Barbara Pill One Year Later

Each May a ceremony is dedicated to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty while upholding their oath to serve and protect our citizens.

The memorial sculpture features a bench with a group depicting the wife of a fallen deputy, her small child, a Sheriff and fellow deputies. The sobering bronze figures are a perfect complement to the powerful curved marble wall engraved with the names of the fallen officers. Combined with the majestic oaks and serene landscaping, visiting the memorial is a moving experience.

DEDICATED ON MEMORIAL WALL

On Monday at 1:30 p.m., the following heroes will have their names formally engraved and dedicated on the Memorial Wall at the Florida Sheriffs Association, located at 2617 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee.

Fallen law enforcement officers to be honored include:

Wayne Ivey

Wayne Ivey

• Brevard County Deputy Barbara Pill – end of watch March 6, 2012
• Broward County Deputy Christopher Schaub – end of watch September 26, 2012
• Clay County Detective David White – end of watch February 16, 2012

“May is a month dedicated to remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice – please join us to pay respects to these officers, their families and law enforcement colleagues,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.


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