Public and Media Invited to the 2017 Police Memorial Observance

April 27, 2017  
Honor Guard Photo

A Tribute to Our Fallen Officers


Who: Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 5-30
What: Police Memorial Day - Tribute to Our Fallen Officers
Where: NEW LOCATION – In front of the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena*, 300 A. Philip Randolph Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32202
When: Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 10 a.m.
Why: Citizens and media are invited to join the men and women of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and surviving family members and friends at the JSO’s annual "Tribute to Our Fallen Officers" service. The ceremony will take place near the Fallen Officers Memorial Wall in front of the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.*

The observance honors the 61 men who have died in the line of duty, since 1840, protecting the lives and property of the citizens of this community. 

The service includes a message from Sheriff Mike Williams; the presentation of the Police Memorial Day proclamation by Mayor Lenny Curry; a Flag Fold Presentation by Police Officer Ivan Peña; "Twenty-One Gun Salute" by the JSO Honor Guard; “Missing Man" flyover by the JSO Aviation Unit; and music selections by the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department’s Pipes and Drums. In addition, this year’s annual service will include the dedication of the Fallen Officers Memorial Wall. 


*In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the atrium of the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Program may be modified.
 
The ceremony will be streamed live on JSO's Facebook page starting at 10 a.m. on the day of the event. To connect to the live stream please visit www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleSheriffsOffice.  
 
Road Closures:

  • Duval Street between Palmetto Street and Franklin Street is scheduled to be closed from approximately 8 a.m. until after the ceremony on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
  • A. Philip Randolph Boulevard from Adams Street to Beaver Street is scheduled to be closed from approximately 8 a.m. until after the ceremony on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
Parking is available at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.


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