Remembering Alexandria’s Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

(l-r) Police Chief Michael L. Brown, retired police Captain Ken Howard, president of the Alexandria Retired Police, Fire and Sheriff Association, and Sheriff Dana Lawhorne at the wreath laying ceremony. Photo courtesy of Alexandria Sheriff’s Office.

In honor of National Police Week, Alexandria’s law enforcement agencies held a wreath laying ceremony at the memorial to the City’s fallen law enforcement officers at Waterfront Park on Tuesday, May 8. After the presentation of the colors by the Joint Police and Sheriff Honor Guard, Police Chief Michael L. Brown, Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and retired police Captain Ken Howard, president of the Alexandria Retired Police, Fire and Sheriff Association, placed a wreath at the memorial. Then all three, along with Mayor Allison Silberberg, shared brief remarks reflecting on the service and sacrifices of the 18 police officers and one deputy who have died in the line of duty. Later that morning, all attended a memorial service at First Assembly of God in honor of Alexandria’s fallen officers.