Honoring fallen peace officers at annual memorial service


The annual Wilmington Peace Officers Memorial Service was held Monday afternoon at Sugar Grove Cemetery as part of the annual national Peace Officers Memorial Day. Police officers, their families, and local first responders, 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; WPD Interim Chief Neil Rager and Sgt. Ron Fithen placed wreaths and saluted the graves. Also honored were other members of local law enforcement who died or were disabled while while on active duty. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.

The annual Wilmington Peace Officers Memorial Service was held Monday afternoon at Sugar Grove Cemetery as part of the annual national Peace Officers Memorial Day. Police officers, their families, and local first responders, 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; WPD Interim Chief Neil Rager and Sgt. Ron Fithen placed wreaths and saluted the graves. Also honored were other members of local law enforcement who died or were disabled while while on active duty. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.


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Local residents gather at the service.


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Mayor John Stanforth, right, presents a proclamation for Peace Officers Memorial Day/Week to David Lieurance.


John Hamilton | News Journal

The annual Wilmington Peace Officers Memorial Service was held Monday afternoon at Sugar Grove Cemetery as part of the annual national Peace Officers Memorial Day. Police officers, their families, and local first responders, 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; WPD Interim Chief Neil Rager and Sgt. Ron Fithen placed wreaths and saluted the graves. Also honored were other members of local law enforcement who died or were disabled while while on active duty. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.


John Hamilton | News Journal

WILMINGTON — The annual Wilmington Peace Officers Memorial Service was held Monday afternoon at Sugar Grove Cemetery as part of the annual national Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Police officers, their families, and local first responders, 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.

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

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The annual Wilmington Peace Officers Memorial Service was held Monday afternoon at Sugar Grove Cemetery as part of the annual national Peace Officers Memorial Day. Police officers, their families, and local first responders, 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; WPD Interim Chief Neil Rager and Sgt. Ron Fithen placed wreaths and saluted the graves. Also honored were other members of local law enforcement who died or were disabled while while on active duty. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_DSC_0607.jpgThe annual Wilmington Peace Officers Memorial Service was held Monday afternoon at Sugar Grove Cemetery as part of the annual national Peace Officers Memorial Day. Police officers, their families, and local first responders, 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; WPD Interim Chief Neil Rager and Sgt. Ron Fithen placed wreaths and saluted the graves. Also honored were other members of local law enforcement who died or were disabled while while on active duty. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com. John Hamilton | News Journal

Local residents gather at the service.
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Mayor John Stanforth, right, presents a proclamation for Peace Officers Memorial Day/Week to David Lieurance.
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The annual Wilmington Peace Officers Memorial Service was held Monday afternoon at Sugar Grove Cemetery as part of the annual national Peace Officers Memorial Day. Police officers, their families, and local first responders, 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; WPD Interim Chief Neil Rager and Sgt. Ron Fithen placed wreaths and saluted the graves. Also honored were other members of local law enforcement who died or were disabled while while on active duty. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_DSC_0632.jpgThe annual Wilmington Peace Officers Memorial Service was held Monday afternoon at Sugar Grove Cemetery as part of the annual national Peace Officers Memorial Day. Police officers, their families, and local first responders, 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; WPD Interim Chief Neil Rager and Sgt. Ron Fithen placed wreaths and saluted the graves. Also honored were other members of local law enforcement who died or were disabled while while on active duty. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com. John Hamilton | News Journal