Volusia County, FL – As part of National Police Week, Volusia County deputies who have lost their lives in the line of duty will be honored at Daytona Memorial Park on Friday.
This week, May 13 to 19, communities around the United States are coming together for National Police Week to honor those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
In Volusia, all fallen local law enforcement officers will be honored in a ceremony beginning at 8:30 AM Friday, May 18, at Daytona Memorial Park, 1425 Bellevue Ave., Daytona Beach. For more information, click here.
“We have our flags at half-staff outside, and I think it’s particularly fitting with all of the incidents that occurred in Florida… It’s certainly fitting to please keep all of our public safety in your prayers today,” Volusia County Council member Heather Post said at the Council’s Tuesday meeting.
The names of all fallen officers nationwide were honored during the 30th Annual Candlelight Vigil on the National Mall on May 13. The names of five VCSO deputies already added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., according to VCSO, are as follows:
- Deputy Stephen Saboda Deputy Stephen Saboda (Nov. 6, 1982)
- Chief Deputy William Park Edwards (Nov. 5, 1907)
- Deputy Charles Mortimer Kurtz (Sept. 3, 1907)
- Deputy William Kurtz Kremer (Dec. 10, 1898)
- Sheriff Jefferson Davis Kurtz (April 25, 1895)
“Every day, the men and women who go to work wearing a badge do so with the knowledge that in the blink of an eye, they could become the next name on that wall,” says Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood. “The brave members of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and agencies all across this country are willing to take that risk because they believe in our mission: To protect the vulnerable and serve our communities with honor and integrity.”
You can find more information about National Police Week here.
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