Opelika Police Department holds service honoring lives lost in line of duty

OPELIKA, Ala. (WTVM) - Citizens of Opelika were cordially invited to attend the National Peace Memorial Service event at the police department. The event aimed to pay tribute to the brave officers who lost their lives while performing their duties.

The program for the memorial service was scheduled to start at noon, and it took place at the public library. Police, the sheriff’s office and the Auburn chief were all in attendance.

Attendees heard from guest speaker Adam Davis, a former law enforcement officer, author and speaker of faith-based healing and leadership development.

He drove home the importance of the work police do and how the sacrifice made and lives lost could never be forgotten.

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officer Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls as National Police Week.

Jatavia O'Neal

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