Valley Communities Remember the Lives of Fallen Officers

By: Ed Drantch Email
By: Ed Drantch Email

Friday marks the final day of National Police Week and many celebrate the lives of fallen heroes.

All American flags will be lowered to half-staff in honor of the Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

The Harrisonburg Police Department will reflect and remember the officers who have died in the line of duty for National Police Week.

At noon Friday, HPD encouraged the community to take a hold a moment of silence to honor officers around the world who made the ultimate sacrifice.

National Police Week is an opportunity for citizens to thank not only their local law enforcement officers but all public safety employees.

In Washington, many will celebrate on the West Lawn of the Capitol.

Virginia State Police Trooper Robert Lawson says it's important to remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

There are memorials across the Valley, but Harrisonburg is remembering an officer who died almost 50 years ago. Sgt. Manuel Walker Trenary was a 26-year HPD veteran was he was shot and killed in the line of duty on October 8, 1959.


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