Memorial Service For Slain Officers Set For May 16
By Space Coast Daily // April 25, 2014
Police Hall of Fame, BCSO to host memorial event
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – On Friday May 16, the Police Hall of Fame in Titusville, along with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and many of the police departments throughout the county, will host a memorial service for slain officers at the Police Hall of Fame.
The list of names to be read by Sheriff Wayne Ivey will include all of the officers killed in the line of duty throughout the county dating back to the early 1900’s.
Another list that contains the names of officers from around the country will be read as well. Over 350 police family survivors from 23 states are expected to attend the service which is expected to draw over 1,500 visitors.
A well recognized 22 person guard unit from the Atlanta Police Department in Georgia will be performing the honor guard duties along with a special horse & caisson escorted and protected by 20 mounted police officers on horseback from Brevard County. A talented pipe & drum band will also perform.
The public is invited and encouraged to attend this military style service which begins at 7:30 p.m. and concludes at 9 p.m. with a helicopter flyover.
For more information contact the Police Hall of Fame at 321-264-0911.
Brevard County Law Enforcement Officers Have Made the Ultimate Sacrifice By Giving Their Lives To Protect Us.
Brevard County Heroes are Officer Joseph Pellicano, Melbourne Police Department – 1986, Officer Gerald Johnson, Palm Bay Police Department – 1987, Officer Ronald Grogan, Palm Bay Police Department– 1987, Officer Philip Flagg, Satellite Beach Police Department – 1992, Sergeant Ernest Hartmann, Satellite Beach Police Department – 1992, Officer Stephen House, Titusville Police Department – 1989, Officer Jack Schnell, Titusville Police Department – 1982, Officer George Hanchley, Kennedy Space Center Security Police – 1986, Officer Charles Autry, Cocoa Beach Police Department – 1990, Lieutenant Roy Blake, Cocoa Police Department – 1954, Trooper Halley Strickland, FHP – 1954, Trooper Joseph Sawtell Jr. – 1966, Lieutenant Amos Cox, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office – 1965, Deputy Robert Nicol, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office – 1987, Deputy Ray Warner, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office – 1996, Sergeant Lucille Ross, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office – 2004, and Deputy Barbara Pill –2012.
We honor these Heroes along with their families who will forever be remembered for their sacrifices and support. Each of these officers were proud to put on their uniform each and every day to represent their profession, their families and most importantly their communities.