Troy PD to observe National Police Memorial Week | Events
The week of May 14 - 18, 2012 will be National Police Memorial Week and May 16 will be observed as Police Memorial Day in Troy according to information released by Chief Jimmy Ennis of the Troy Police department.
Troy Mayor Jimmy C. Lunsford proclaimed this week as Police Memorial Week and Wednesday May 16 as Police Memorial Day in Troy. The proclamation honors current Troy Police Officers and remembers the Officers who “Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice” to protect and serve the citizens of Troy.
The annual Police Memorial Day ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Troy Police Department on Elm Street. Mayor Lunsford will welcome those in attendance and Chief Ennis will read the “ROLL CALL OF HONOR” of officers who were killed or died in the line of duty.
Five officers from the Troy Police Department have been killed or died in the line of duty. They are Officer Will G. Jackson - June 1905; Officer Hayden Youngblood - May 1962; Officer Cecil Sullivan - November 1967; Officer Billy Dease – January 1968 and Officer Steve Watkins - November 1981.
Other law enforcement officers with ties to Troy and Pike County are Alabama Conservation Officer Grady Russell Jackson - February 1984, Alabama State Trooper R.W. “Bob” Jones - November 1991, Troy University graduates Officer Gary Wayne Heath - Greenville Police Officer - June 1994 and Officer Willie H. Pryor - Montgomery Police Department - November 1995. Former Troy University Police Officer Michael Brandon Lassiter - Covington County Sheriff’s Department - April 2004. Former Troy Police Chief John P. Lee - Montevallo, Alabama in March 2008.
Chief Ennis invites the public to attend this ceremony to recognize these officers and pay tribute to them as well as officers across America for the job they do.
Information Source: Troy PD