Two WPD officers honored for sacrifice


From left, WPD Chief Detective Josh Riley, WPD Police Chief Duane Weyand, and former WPD officer Franklin Copeland lay a memorial wreath at the tombstone of Ptl. Emery McCreight on Tuesday at Sugar Grove Cemetery in observation of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. McCreight was killed in the line of duty in 1922 while responding to a reported break-in at a store.

From left, WPD Chief Detective Josh Riley, WPD Police Chief Duane Weyand, and former WPD officer Franklin Copeland lay a memorial wreath at the tombstone of Ptl. Emery McCreight on Tuesday at Sugar Grove Cemetery in observation of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. McCreight was killed in the line of duty in 1922 while responding to a reported break-in at a store.


John Hamilton| News Journal

From left, WPD Chief Detective Josh Riley, WPD Police Chief Duane Weyand, and former WPD officer Franklin Copeland lay a memorial wreath at the tombstone of Marshal John T. Van Doren on Tuesday at Sugar Grove Cemetery in observation of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Van Doren was killed while attempting to calm an intoxicated man who was causing a disturbance in 1884.


John Hamilton| News Journal

From left, WPD Chief Detective Josh Riley, WPD Police Chief Duane Weyand, and former WPD officer Franklin Copeland lay a memorial wreath at the tombstone of Marshal John T. Van Doren on Tuesday at Sugar Grove Cemetery in observation of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Van Doren was killed while attempting to calm an intoxicated man who was causing a disturbance in 1884.


John Hamilton| News Journal

Locals, officials, former law enforcement officers, and families of law enforcement personnel attend an observance for National Peace Officers Day at Sugar Grove Cemetery. During the observance Tuesday, the Wilmington Police Department placed wreaths at the graves of the two Wilmington police officers who were killed in the line of duty. Both officers are buried in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington. They are Ptl. Emery McCreight, slain in 1922, and Marshal John T. Van Doren, a fallen hero of 1884.


John Hamilton| News Journal

Locals, officials, former law enforcement officers, and families of law enforcement personnel attend an observance for National Peace Officers Day at Sugar Grove Cemetery. During the observance Tuesday, the Wilmington Police Department placed wreaths at the graves of the two Wilmington police officers who were killed in the line of duty. Both officers are buried in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington. They are Ptl. Emery McCreight, slain in 1922, and Marshal John T. Van Doren, a fallen hero of 1884.


John Hamilton| News Journal

From left, WPD Chief Detective Josh Riley, WPD Police Chief Duane Weyand, and former WPD officer Franklin Copeland lay a memorial wreath at the tombstone of Ptl. Emery McCreight on Tuesday at Sugar Grove Cemetery in observation of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. McCreight was killed in the line of duty in 1922 while responding to a reported break-in at a store.

From left, WPD Chief Detective Josh Riley, WPD Police Chief Duane Weyand, and former WPD officer Franklin Copeland lay a memorial wreath at the tombstone of Marshal John T. Van Doren on Tuesday at Sugar Grove Cemetery in observation of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Van Doren was killed while attempting to calm an intoxicated man who was causing a disturbance in 1884.

From left, WPD Chief Detective Josh Riley, WPD Police Chief Duane Weyand, and former WPD officer Franklin Copeland lay a memorial wreath at the tombstone of Marshal John T. Van Doren on Tuesday at Sugar Grove Cemetery in observation of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Van Doren was killed while attempting to calm an intoxicated man who was causing a disturbance in 1884.

Locals, officials, former law enforcement officers, and families of law enforcement personnel attend an observance for National Peace Officers Day at Sugar Grove Cemetery. During the observance Tuesday, the Wilmington Police Department placed wreaths at the graves of the two Wilmington police officers who were killed in the line of duty. Both officers are buried in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington. They are Ptl. Emery McCreight, slain in 1922, and Marshal John T. Van Doren, a fallen hero of 1884.

Locals, officials, former law enforcement officers, and families of law enforcement personnel attend an observance for National Peace Officers Day at Sugar Grove Cemetery. During the observance Tuesday, the Wilmington Police Department placed wreaths at the graves of the two Wilmington police officers who were killed in the line of duty. Both officers are buried in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington. They are Ptl. Emery McCreight, slain in 1922, and Marshal John T. Van Doren, a fallen hero of 1884.

From left, WPD Chief Detective Josh Riley, WPD Police Chief Duane Weyand, and former WPD officer Franklin Copeland lay a memorial wreath at the tombstone of Ptl. Emery McCreight on Tuesday at Sugar Grove Cemetery in observation of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. McCreight was killed in the line of duty in 1922 while responding to a reported break-in at a store.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/05/web1_DSC_0587.jpgFrom left, WPD Chief Detective Josh Riley, WPD Police Chief Duane Weyand, and former WPD officer Franklin Copeland lay a memorial wreath at the tombstone of Ptl. Emery McCreight on Tuesday at Sugar Grove Cemetery in observation of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. McCreight was killed in the line of duty in 1922 while responding to a reported break-in at a store. John Hamilton| News Journal

From left, WPD Chief Detective Josh Riley, WPD Police Chief Duane Weyand, and former WPD officer Franklin Copeland lay a memorial wreath at the tombstone of Marshal John T. Van Doren on Tuesday at Sugar Grove Cemetery in observation of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Van Doren was killed while attempting to calm an intoxicated man who was causing a disturbance in 1884.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/05/web1_DSC_0616.jpgFrom left, WPD Chief Detective Josh Riley, WPD Police Chief Duane Weyand, and former WPD officer Franklin Copeland lay a memorial wreath at the tombstone of Marshal John T. Van Doren on Tuesday at Sugar Grove Cemetery in observation of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Van Doren was killed while attempting to calm an intoxicated man who was causing a disturbance in 1884. John Hamilton| News Journal

From left, WPD Chief Detective Josh Riley, WPD Police Chief Duane Weyand, and former WPD officer Franklin Copeland lay a memorial wreath at the tombstone of Marshal John T. Van Doren on Tuesday at Sugar Grove Cemetery in observation of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Van Doren was killed while attempting to calm an intoxicated man who was causing a disturbance in 1884.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/05/web1_DSC_0617.jpgFrom left, WPD Chief Detective Josh Riley, WPD Police Chief Duane Weyand, and former WPD officer Franklin Copeland lay a memorial wreath at the tombstone of Marshal John T. Van Doren on Tuesday at Sugar Grove Cemetery in observation of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Van Doren was killed while attempting to calm an intoxicated man who was causing a disturbance in 1884. John Hamilton| News Journal

Locals, officials, former law enforcement officers, and families of law enforcement personnel attend an observance for National Peace Officers Day at Sugar Grove Cemetery. During the observance Tuesday, the Wilmington Police Department placed wreaths at the graves of the two Wilmington police officers who were killed in the line of duty. Both officers are buried in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington. They are Ptl. Emery McCreight, slain in 1922, and Marshal John T. Van Doren, a fallen hero of 1884.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/05/web1_DSC_0567.jpgLocals, officials, former law enforcement officers, and families of law enforcement personnel attend an observance for National Peace Officers Day at Sugar Grove Cemetery. During the observance Tuesday, the Wilmington Police Department placed wreaths at the graves of the two Wilmington police officers who were killed in the line of duty. Both officers are buried in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington. They are Ptl. Emery McCreight, slain in 1922, and Marshal John T. Van Doren, a fallen hero of 1884. John Hamilton| News Journal

Locals, officials, former law enforcement officers, and families of law enforcement personnel attend an observance for National Peace Officers Day at Sugar Grove Cemetery. During the observance Tuesday, the Wilmington Police Department placed wreaths at the graves of the two Wilmington police officers who were killed in the line of duty. Both officers are buried in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington. They are Ptl. Emery McCreight, slain in 1922, and Marshal John T. Van Doren, a fallen hero of 1884.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/05/web1_DSC_0580.jpgLocals, officials, former law enforcement officers, and families of law enforcement personnel attend an observance for National Peace Officers Day at Sugar Grove Cemetery. During the observance Tuesday, the Wilmington Police Department placed wreaths at the graves of the two Wilmington police officers who were killed in the line of duty. Both officers are buried in the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington. They are Ptl. Emery McCreight, slain in 1922, and Marshal John T. Van Doren, a fallen hero of 1884. John Hamilton| News Journal