Polk County Deputy
Sheriffs Gene "Brian" Wilkinson and Larry Rhoden, who were tragically
killed in a helicopter crash October 22, 2001, will be honored nationally
when their names are added to the Walls of Remembrance this week during
National Police Week 2002, May 11 through May 17, 2002, in Washington D.C.
Several memorial events are scheduled, and they include:
The 21st Annual
National Peace Officers' Memorial Day Service, hosted by the Grand Lodge
Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Auxiliary, will be held at 12:00 noon on
Wednesday, May 15, 2002, on the West Front of the United States Capitol.
During this ceremony, the names of the officers who lost their lives
during the previous calendar year are read off of the "Roll Call of
Heroes" while primary survivors and/or immediate family members of those
officers place carnations in a large wreath and receive a Supreme
Sacrifice Medal of Honor on behalf of the officers.
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