Annual Police Memorial

Neighborhood Watch

This Sunday we will have one of the more important events for our Police Department throughout the entire year. On May 25, beginning at 2:00 p.m. we will hold our Annual Police Memorial Service. As usual, this will be in the John S. Taylor, Jr. Park (weather permitting). This yearly ceremony is to remember our brothers and sisters in law enforcement who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. This past year over 100 members of the thin blue line suffered an untimely death. In the past, our department also had an officer, John S. Taylor, Jr., killed in the line of duty protecting our community. At our service we remember in a special way our brother John and also Deputy Sheriff Richard Parquette, a former Menomonee Falls Police Officer, who was killed in the line of duty serving the Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office.

The speaker at this year’s Police Memorial Ceremony will be John Edwards, Chief of Police for the City of Oak Creek. Chief Edwards was the head of his department during the Sikh Temple Shooting. He will share this event and its aftermath. Our Honor Guard will also participate, as will the singers from the Aquinas Academy, the Great Milwaukee Police and Fire Pipes and Drums, and Captain of Police Terry Hansen, as bugler.

Following this Police Memorial Service, the Neighborhood Watch will provide a time of refreshments and fellowship.

I want to personally invite you and your families to attend our Annual Police Memorial Service, Sunday, May 25th, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the John S. Taylor Park.

Sent by the Police Department of Menomonee Falls.