WATCH: Police Hall of Fame in Titusville Hosts Special National Memorial Service For Fallen Officers Friday Evening
By Space Coast Daily // May 20, 2017
family survivors attended from 31 states
SPACE COAST DAILY TV: A special memorial service recognizing all law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty during 2016 was held at the Police Hall of Fame in Titusville, Florida on Friday, May 19.
Memorial Service Will Honor Our Great Heroes Who Have Made the Ultimate Sacrifice
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – A special memorial service recognizing all law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty during 2016 was held at the Police Hall of Fame in Titusville, Florida on Friday, May 19.
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey once again Keynoted the event and welcomed all attendees as well as participate in the Roll Call.
More than 600 police family survivors were in attendance from 31 states, along with over a 1,000 law enforcement officers.
“All citizens were invited and encouraged to attend in a public showing of support for our law enforcement community,” said Jane Cox of the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum.
The military style service featured soloists, horse and caisson, pipes and drum band as well as a fly-over.
Chief Brian Smith from Illinois was also on hand to assist in the Roll Call, and National Association of Chiefs of Police President Chief Jack Rinchich from West Virginia was in attendance.
All Brevard County officers killed in the line of duty during the past 50 years received exclusive recognition.
For more information please go to aphf.org or call 321-264-0911.
Too Many Officer’s Funerals
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.