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Ceremonies Scheduled for Monday and Wednesday
MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will join the residents of Sauk County Monday morning at a ceremony to honor fallen law enforcement officers. The annual memorial service is scheduled to begin at 8:30 am May 13, 2013, in Baraboo outside of the Sauk County Courthouse on the Broadway Street side. More information about the observance is available at the following link: Sauk County Sheriff's Office News Release
A second event, the annual Grant County Law Enforcement Memorial Service, is scheduled for 11 am on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, outside of the Grant County Courthouse, located at 130 West Maple Street in Lancaster. As part of its annual ceremony, the Grant County Sheriff’s Department remembers Deputy Sheriff Tom Reuter, who lost his life in the line of duty on March 18, 1990. More information is available at the following link:
This year, National Police Week is Sunday, May 12, through Saturday, May 18. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund reports an officer is killed in the line of duty in the United States every 57 hours. According to its website, there are more than 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers currently serving in the United States, which is the highest figure ever. One hundred and twenty law enforcement officers were killed last year. For more information about the Memorial Fund in Washington, DC, visit its website at http://www.nleomf.org/.
Last year in Wisconsin, Wauwatosa officer Jennifer Sebena was shot and killed on Christmas Eve while on duty. Earlier in 2012, Milwaukee County Deputy Sheriff Sergio Aleman was killed in a traffic crash while on duty on July 31.