In 1962, President John F. Kennedy declared May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week of May 15 is National Police Week. In Washington D.C., a Memorial Service has been held every year since 1982 at Senate Park. In Washington County, Ohio, Peace Officers gathered at Marietta’s City Hall and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Division to honor the fallen law enforcement officers. Marietta’s City Hall and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office both have memorials.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard will present Colors and place wreaths on the memorials in remembrance of the fallen Washington County law enforcement officers.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will also place grave markers on seven former sheriffs’ graves, located at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Marietta: Sheriff Augustus Winsor, Sheriff Junia Jennings, Sheriff Willard O. Lindamood, Sheriff Henry C. Posey, Sheriff John S. McCallister, Sheriff William P. Dye, and Sheriff Samuel Grosvenor.
Monday, May 13, 2019, 10 a.m.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard wreath laying ceremony – Third and Putnam Street, Marietta, OH. Immediately following proceed to 309 Fourth Street, Marietta, OH, for a wreath laying ceremony. (Honoring local law enforcement officers)
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard wreath laying ceremony – Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, OH. (Honoring seven previous Sheriffs)