Posted on: May 12, 2014

National Peace Officers Day to be Recognized on May 15

The ceremony is being held in conjunction with Peace Officers Memorial Day, a national day of recognition of law enforcement officials. The event starts at 4 p.m. at the Midland Law Enforcement Center.

“Peace officers exemplify dedication and selflessness,” said Midland Police Chief Cliff Block. “The men and women who currently serve and those who have gone before us deserve our gratitude for preserving the peace and protecting our fellow citizens.”

The event will include Chief Block and Midland County Sheriff Scott Stephenson as speakers, plus members of the local Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team, Search and Rescue Dive team, canine unit, and Midland Police Department Honor Guard. Specialty vehicles and equipment utilized in law enforcement will also be on hand for public viewing.

The event will also include unveiling the inscription of Deputy Earl C. Martindale’s name on the Midland Law Enforcement Memorial, located at the entrance to the law enforcement center. Deputy Martindale was killed in the line of duty in 1935, and is the only law enforcement officer in the Midland community to have lost his life while on duty.

The Midland Law Enforcement Center is located at 2727 Rodd Street, Midland, MI. For further information, contact the Midland Police Department at 989-631-5716.


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