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State to Honor Officers Who Died in Line of Duty

Posted May 11, 2007

— North Carolina will pay tribute Friday to law officers who died in the line of duty.

The 2007 North Carolina Peace Officers Memorial Day Ceremony will be held in Wilmington.

The memorial is sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Justice. The service begins at 11 a.m.

The year's ceremony will recognize several officers who died since last year's observance, including Durham police officer Charles Callemyn and Hope Mills officer Heath Hardin.


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  • mythoughts22 May 11, 2007

    this is a wonderful thing we do not need to forget these officers. God Bless

  • littleredwolfie May 11, 2007

    My prayers are with the families of these fallen officers. And, my prayers are also with the members of the law enforcement/criminal justice community. These men and women put their lives on the line each and every day for all of us.

  • Glenn Miller May 11, 2007

    Rocky Mount FOP Lodge #46 will be Sponsoring a Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 10:00 AM at the Rocky Mount Police Dept Courtyard. Located at the corner of Church and Nash Streets.

    Officers being honored (Killed or injured in the Line of Duty):

    Alan C. Silver - Rocky Mount PD
    K-9 Danny - Rocky Mount PD
    Agent John W. Bendure Jr. - NC SBI
    Sgt. James H. Hardin - Hope Mills PD
    Officer Josh Williams - Old Fort PD
    Officer Charles J. Callemyn - Durham PD
    Sgt. Howard J. Plouff - Winston Salem PD Officer Jeffrey Shelton - Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD Officer Sean Clark - Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD Cpl. Jason Campbell - Greenville PD

    Please join us in honoring these Heros who have given their all for us.

  • sixpointedbadge May 11, 2007

    Knowing that some day your number might come up makes you think about how precious life is and how glad you are to see another day start.