Wilson County Law Enforcement, Dignitaries Attend Honorary Memorial

024IMG_1450Members of Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, Mt. Juliet Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, Watertown Police Department and numerous city, state and county officials attended today’s solemn memorial service honoring fallen officers from Wilson County. The service coincides with National Police Memorial Week. Today’s event was held in Judge Barry Tatum’s Courtroom and hosted a large crowd of people from many walks of life on hand to honor the fallen officers. WCSO Police Chaplain Don Willis led the group in prayer before and after the law enforcement officials read the names of deceased officers from various part of Wilson County. Lebanon Police Detective David Wilmore, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 71 told the crowd the number of officers slain was up by 70 percent this year over last year while accidental deaths were down by 19 percent for a total of 36 to date in 2016. In addition, there were 12 K-9 deaths in the line of duty.

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