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Names added to law enforcement memorial

Greenville Police Chief Lonzo Ingram unveils the law enforcement memorial bearing the names of officers who have been killed in the line of duty. (Advocate Staff/April Gregory)

Greenville Police Chief Lonzo Ingram unveils the law enforcement memorial bearing the names of officers who have been killed in the line of duty. (Advocate Staff/April Gregory)

Six Butler County law enforcement officers have made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting their friends and neighbors.

The names of those six officers are now etched in stone — a permanent reminder of the selflessness.

“Adding these names to the monument will make sure they don’t get forgotten,” said Greenville Police Chief Lonzo Ingram said. “That’s important. That’s why we call their names every year at our memorial service. We want to keep their memory alive.”

On Wednesday, Ingram, along with Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden, unveiled the monument that stands in front of Greenville’s City Hall.

The names of Greenville Police Officer George Bryan and Butler County Sheriff’s deputies William Henry Barganier, John T. Sanders, Sr. and John Timothy Williamson were added to the black marble monument, which already featured the names of Greenville Police Officers Joseph Herring and Gary Wayne Heath.

On the left side of the monument is an image of a Greenville Police Department badge with the names of the Greenville Police Department’s fallen officers. On the right side, under an image of a Butler County Sheriff’s Office badge, are the names of the three fallen deputies.

Each year the fallen officers are honored at the Greenville Police Department’s memorial service.