May 13-19 is National Law Enforcement Week

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MURPHY, N.C. – May 13 through 19, 2018, is National Law Enforcement Week. This week is set aside to honor those officers nationwide that have made the ultimate sacrifice serving their communities.

Please join our law enforcement community Wednesday, May 16, at noon on the steps of the Cherokee County Courthouse for a local Memorial Service for National Law Enforcement Memorial Week.  This Memorial Service is to honor those officers that have made the ultimate sacrifice serving their communities.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

National Police Week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring America’s law enforcement community.

We honor our local fallen officers from Cherokee County, North Carolina:

* Chief of Police Mack Carringer, Murphy Police Department, End of Watch: Tuesday, October 7, 1930, Cause of Death: Gunfire;

* Special Deputy Sheriff Charles Watson, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, End of Watch: Thursday, August 18, 1921, Cause of Death: Gunfire;

* Sheriff Frank C. Crawford, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, End of Watch: Tuesday March 3, 1953, Cause of Death: Gunfire;

* Special Deputy Sheriff Allen Dean, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, End of Watch: August 20, 1921, Cause of Death: Gunfire;

* Deputy Sheriff Zack C. Ramsey, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, End of Watch: Friday, October 2, 1942, Cause of Death: Gunfire;

* Patrolman J.R. Davis,  North Carolina Highway Patrol, End of Watch: May 3, 1948, Cause of Death: Plane Crash; and

* Patrolman C.E. Galloway, North Carolina Highway Patrol, End of Watch: May 3, 1948, Cause of Death: Plane Crash.

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