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SpeechLaw Enforcement Memorial Day
The Clark County Sheriff's Office, Springfield Police Division and the Ohio State Highway Patrol held our annual Law Enforcement Memorial Day on May 20, 2002. The ceremony took place on Fountain Avenue outside the Clark County Heritage Center.
This was the first time in Clark County History that Fire Divisions from the City of Springfield and Clark County have participated in the Law Enforcement Memorial Day Remembrance.

On September 11, 2001, as the rest of the nation watched these historically tragic events unfold in awe and disbelief, the courageous officers, fire fighters and EMS personnel in New York City and Washington, D.C. put their own fear aside and tried relentlessly to help.

Seventy law enforcement officers from seven local, state and federal agencies, 343 New York City firefighters, one Jersey City, New Jersey, firefighter, and over 3,000 civilians were killed in the World Trade Center. The New York City Police Department lost 23 officers and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey lost 37 officers in the tragic and cowardly terrorist attack. Almost 200 military and civilian personnel were killed at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. These numbers have been added to the already growing number officers killed in the line of duty this year.

This day and all who were lost will never be forgotten. Let us also not forget the survivors who risked their own lives to save many others and will continue to do so. These aggressive and senseless acts brought great sorrow to many law enforcement families, as well as Americans as a whole. Today our nation is strong and proud and still fighting to bring those responsible to justice. Let us not forget these heroes and those that have served Clark County.

In Memory Of: Died in the Line of Duty
Clark County Sheriff's Office Date
Chief Deputy Edward Fury September 3,1937
Gregory A. Raynor April 19, 1978
Suzanne Waughtel Hopper January 1, 2011

Springfield Police Division Date
Charles B. Collis March 7, 1904
James Lewellyn March 12, 1915
Charles A. Holt March 16, 1919
Oliver P. Holderby March 22, 1922
John Donnelly November 16, 1920
Carl J. Wilson May 2, 1929
Clarence Lutz December 29, 1930
Marin R. Randolph September 3, 1937
Leroy Warren Jr. July 25, 1959

Ohio State Highway Patrol Date
Charles G. Cannon January 1, 1938
Charles V. Vogel Jr. January 24, 1980

Springfield Fire Division Date
John Dawson February 24, 1857
John Powell June 25, 1873
Michael J. Haley August 25, 1897
Oscar P. Keys June 28, 1886
Dennis Sheehan November 20, 1913
Lawrence S. Bosely September 23, 1915
Walter E. Reinheimer January 3, 1920
Charles H. Deem January 14, 1926
Roy V. Kelly March 27, 1932
August C. Brown May 11, 1936
Hugh Garrity January 7, 1948
Alfred E. Kime May 22, 1949

We shall serve mankind; safeguard lives and property; protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against the violence of disorder; and shall respect the constitutional right of all men and women to liberty, equality, and justice.

May God bless America.