Remembering fallen officers


Michelle Lagore, far left, lays a flower in memory of her husband Jason Lagore during the Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony at Sugar Grove Cemetery on Monday. Jason Lagore was the Ohio Department of Natural Resource officer who died earlier this year while attempting to rescue a teen that fell through the ice.

Michelle Lagore, far left, lays a flower in memory of her husband Jason Lagore during the Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony at Sugar Grove Cemetery on Monday. Jason Lagore was the Ohio Department of Natural Resource officer who died earlier this year while attempting to rescue a teen that fell through the ice.


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Scott Miller of United Methodist Church leads attendees in prayer at the Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony at Sugar Grove Cemetery on Monday.


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Wilmington Police Chief Ron Cravens speaks at the ceremony.


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WPD Sgt. Ron Fithen speaks at the event.


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WILMINGTON — Police officers, their families, and local officials and residents paid respects to Wilmington Police Department Patrolman Emery McCreight and Marshal John T. Van Doren — who were killed in the line of duty in 1922 and 1884, respectively — at a ceremony in Sugar Grove Cemetery Monday.

Also honored were other members of local law enforcement who died while on active duty.

The national Peace Officers Memorial Day honoring officers who died or were disabled in the line of duty is held every May 15. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.

Michelle Lagore, far left, lays a flower in memory of her husband Jason Lagore during the Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony at Sugar Grove Cemetery on Monday. Jason Lagore was the Ohio Department of Natural Resource officer who died earlier this year while attempting to rescue a teen that fell through the ice.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/05/web1_DSC_0746-1.jpgMichelle Lagore, far left, lays a flower in memory of her husband Jason Lagore during the Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony at Sugar Grove Cemetery on Monday. Jason Lagore was the Ohio Department of Natural Resource officer who died earlier this year while attempting to rescue a teen that fell through the ice. John Hamilton | News Journal

Scott Miller of United Methodist Church leads attendees in prayer at the Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony at Sugar Grove Cemetery on Monday.
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Wilmington Police Chief Ron Cravens speaks at the ceremony.
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WPD Sgt. Ron Fithen speaks at the event.
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