Peace Officer Memorial Day observed

Prattville fallen officers memorial - Photo by Marc Parker
Prattville fallen officers memorial - Photo by Marc Parker

Prattville – Prattville Mayor Jim Byard ordered flags at City Hall to be flown at half-staff on Friday, May 15, as a mark of respect for our nation’s fallen law enforcement officers. “I urge all of the citizens of Prattville to join me in remembering not only our local fallen officers but also all fallen law enforcement officers,” said Mayor Byard.

Peace Officers Memorial Day is part of Police Week which began on Monday, May 11. The observance was created on October 1, 1961, when Congress asked President John F. Kennedy to designate May 15 to honor peace officers.

A law enforcement officers memorial was erected on May 15, 2002, at the Autauga County Courthouse to honor officers killed in the line of duty. The six names listed on the monument are: Clyde Tatum (11/21/1952), Alfred Wadsworth (11/21/1952), Bobby S. Gann (2/21/1974), John R. Price (7/13/1986), Clinton E. Walker (1/14/04), and Micah J. Burks (8/16/2006).

Flags will return to full-staff on Saturday.

Article by Melissa Parker

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