Nashville's Community Leaders & Families Invited to Annual Police Memorial Service
May 6, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nashville’s community leaders and families are cordially invited to this week’s annual memorial service that pays tribute to our city’s police officers who have died in the line of duty.
Sponsored by the Andrew Jackson Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, the ceremony will be held at noon this Wednesday, May 8th, at First Baptist Church, 108 7th Avenue South (7th & Broadway). Mayor Karl Dean and Chief Steve Anderson will speak.
The ceremony will honor the 43 law enforcement professionals who have died in service to Nashvillians since 1875. Officer Christy Dedman was the last Metro officer killed in the line of duty. She died on July 19, 2004, after being struck by a tractor-trailer while assisting a stranded motorist on I-40.