Sunday, May 18, 2014

LPD Honors Fallen Officers - Peace Officers Memorial Day

The Louisville Police Department recognized "Police Week" and
Peace Officers Memorial Day  during the week of May 11-17.

Louisville Police Chief L.M. Claiborne is shown here with a wreath donated by the Pack Rat Store in Louisville.

Each year, our country sets aside a week to salute the men and women who do the difficult and dangerous jobs of safeguarding our communities. Peace Officer Memorial Day on May 15 provides an opportunity to mourn those lost in the line of duty but to also remember their service. Chief Claiborne stated "No matter what else is going on around us, (disaster recovery) we still need to take time to honor those who have fallen in service to their communities.

Joe Clay            Darrel Cooper      R.H. McLeod

There will be a service at 2:00 pm on Sunday at Louisville's Memorial Park Cemetary involving the Ms. Highway Patrol, Ms Bureau of Narcotics and the Louisville Police Department.

Officer Darrell Cooper is the only member of the Louisville Police Department killed in the line of duty. Cooper died at the age of 38 in an auto accident in 2000. Other officers remembered from Winston County include Joe A. Clay with the MHP who died in 1974 from injuries sustained in an auto accident and Robert Henry McLeod with MBN who died in an auto accident in 1989.