Police Memorial Service Set for Friday at Veterans Park

The annual Police Memorial Service, honoring the sacrifices of local and state law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty will be Friday, May 19 at 6 p.m. at Veterans Park (corner of Main and Washington Streets).

According to Police Chief Troy Bacon, the site of this year’s service is in remembrance of former Frankfort Patrolman Amos L. Hamilton killed in the line of duty in the alley north of Veterans Park on October 12, 1929.

“We cordially invite the community to attend the ceremony and join with us in remembering the sacrifices of our fellow law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate price in serving our community and state. Following the event, everyone is welcome to visit the Police Department for refreshments.

“The May 19th service provides an excellent opportunity for Frankfort residents and our police officers and support personnel to meet and become better acquainted. As we continue to emphasize, creating positive, open lines of communication between the police and the citizens we serve is key in providing the best public safety service possible in Frankfort,” Bacon said.

The memorial service is a partnership between the Frankfort Police Department, Frankfort Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 69 and Clinton County law enforcement agencies. Should bad weather occur Friday, the event will be moved to the conference room at the Police Department, 201 West Washington Street.