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Law Enforcement Memorial Day set

The Greenville Police Department will be hosting its 22nd annual Law Enforcement Memorial next week.

The event will take place at 11 a.m. on May 15 at the Wendell Mitchell Conference Center at the Lurleen B. Wallace Community College Campus in Greenville.

Retired Greenville Police Chief Lonzo Ingram will be the featured speaker for the program and lunch will follow.

Law enforcement officers from across Butler County are expected to be in attendance as they are every year. Officers who have died in the line of duty will be honored as well as their family members.

A total of four Greenville Police officers have been killed since 1900.

They are: George Bryan – 1904; Will G. Daniel – 1916; Joe Herring – 1968 and Gary Wayne Heath – 1994.

The Butler County Sheriff’s office have also had four officers die in the line of duty since 1892. They are: William Henry Barganier – 1892; Charles Sims – 1931; John T. Sanders – 1939 and John Timothy Williamson – 2014

Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn said the public is invited.