On Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 7 pm The Winston County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #51 hosted its second annual Fallen Officer’s Memorial on the front steps of the Court House. This was to kick off National Police Officers Week.
Master of ceremonies was the Honorable Judge Bobby Aderholt; also speaking was newly appointed District Judge Daryl Burt and State representative Tim Wadsworth along FOP President Brad Curtis and Sheriff Tommy Moore. Police Officers from every department in Winston County were in attendance. Reading the names of the fallen officers were representatives from their department’s giving his length of service and the date that he was killed in the line of duty.
Also, the Alabama State Game and Fish Department’s Honor Guard did a 21 gun salute and a bugler from Alabama State Trooper’s Office played Taps.
The FOP Lodge #51would like to thank everyone for coming out on a beautiful Saturday evening to help celebrate National Police Officers week and remember our fallen Officers who had given the ultimate sacrifice for the citizen of this County.
We would also like to thank the Haleyville Fire Department and Terry Pruitt for their ladder truck and crane that held the large American Flag over the crowd. We would also like to thank the Double Springs Fire and Police Departments for their help with traffic and the closing of Blake drive for the ceremony.
Michael J Glasheen
Double Springs, Al.