Johnston County police hold memorial, vigil

Posted May 13, 2009

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— In conjunction with National Police Week, the Johnston County Fraternal Order of Police held a memorial service and candlelight vigil at the Johnston County Community College Public Safety Training Center on Tuesday.

National Police Week recognizes the service and sacrifices made by U.S. law enforcement.

Johnston County has lost seven officers in service to their communities, according to Joseph M. Brady, of the Johnston County Fraternal Order of Police.

Family members of four of the officers attended the Tuesday’s vigil.

“These heroes are no longer with us. But I can tell you in our hearts, we will always remember and be grateful for your husband, your wife, your mother, your father, your sister, your brother, your daughter, your son,” said Terry Mangum, the president of the North Carolina Fraternal Order of Police.

The Johnston County chapter is working with the Johnston County Community College BLET program to construct a permanent memorial honoring police officers, fire fighters and EMS personnel who died in service to citizens.


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  • ForOurFallen May 15, 2009

    Thank you Lil Sis. Everyday we are building stronger and strong bonds with public safety agencies throughout the County. It is our hope a memorial park get more people to attend and strengthen the relationships of police, fire and ems agencies throughout the County.

  • Always160 May 14, 2009

    This was a beautiful ceremony. I only wish more people had attended.