Lanett Police Officer, Killed in Line of Duty, Added to National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.

A Lanett police officer, killed in the line of duty, will be added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.

371 new names are in the process of being added.

They include 158 names of officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2018 and 213 individuals who died in the line of duty historically.

In November 1936, Lanett Police Officer Benjamin McDonald was killed in the line of duty.

This was discovered a few months ago by Lt. Patrick McCullough who did extensive research on those officers who came before him.

Lt. McCullough and Lanett Mayor Kyle McCoy are in D.C. to remember their fallen comrade.

The names are being added to the wall during National Police Week — which began on Sunday, May 12.

A full week of events are held to remember the fallen men and women in blue.

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