The Congress and President of the United States have designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day, and the Week in which May 15th falls as National Police week.
The City of Salina honors the valor, service, and sacrifice of its peace officers and those of other agencies locally and nationwide. Four Salina officers have given their lives in the line of duty; these heroes and their end of watch dates are as follows:
- Officer John Stonebraker – 02/12/1917
- Officer Tom Carson – 11/29/1920
- Officer Olney E. Eaton – 05/31/1942
- Officer Jerry R. Ivey – 06/13/1975
The public is invited to attend the 2017 Law Enforcement Memorial Service on May 17th at 8 a.m. in Jerry Ivey Park, 2465 Edward Street.
In the event there is inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at First Southern Baptist Church, located at 2401 S. Ohio in Salina.
Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the ceremony.