This year’s ceremony will still be limited due to the pandemic, but will include the families and agency representatives of those who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020.
A livestream will be available for the public starting at 11 a.m. May 6. The ceremony will take place at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London, Ohio.
The event also will include three historical inductions:
- Patrolman Charles William Giles, Ironton Police Department, End of Watch: Nov. 26, 1988,
- Officer Claude McCormick, Oakwood Public Safety Department, End of Watch: Aug. 29, 1933
- Special Policeman William T. Hyatt, Wellsville Police Department, End of Watch: Feb. 25, 1923
Sine 1823, 809 Ohio peace officers have been killed in the line of duty, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.