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“Every day, men and women across Wisconsin go to work as law enforcement officers, willing to put themselves in harm's way to protect us and our way of life. For that, we owe them thanks,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.
MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will join the Kenosha-area community Wednesday for its ceremony to honor law enforcement officers who have fallen. The memorial service, hosted by the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department and the Kenosha Police Department, is scheduled for noon on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the public safety monument, located in the 5500 block of 2nd Avenue in Kenosha.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reports an officer is killed in the line of duty in the United States every 53 hours. Last year, more than 160 officers were killed nationwide, according to the Fund. This month, in Wisconsin we will remember Fond du Lac Officer Craig Birkholz who gave his life in the line of duty in March 2011. We also will recognize the service of Marathon County Sheriff's Deputy Jamison Kampmeyer who died this year while serving as a volunteer firefighter in Abbotsford.
“Every day, men and women across Wisconsin go to work as law enforcement officers, willing to put themselves in harm's way to protect us and our way of life. For that, we owe them thanks,” Attorney General Van Hollen said. “Tragically, some of them make the ultimate sacrifice.”
To learn more about the ceremony in Kenosha, visit the following link: