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Ceremony Planned For Fallen Police Officers

A special event is scheduled for Thursday May 16. 

The public is invited to the annual Washington County Fallen Police Officers Ceremony at the Washington County Fair Park.

This event is a somber event, as they remember those that have served on the thin blue line and did not return home. Please join residents and members of police from throughout Washington County on Thursday night starting at 7 p.m. at the fair grounds, located at 3000 Hwy. PV in the Town of Polk.

On Thursday, all law enforcement agencies in Washington County will have a ceremony to honor those officers who lost their lives in service to their community. This will be at the Washington County Fair Park and is open to the public. 

The Washington County Law Enforcement Memorial Service will honor Marshal Scherger of the Hartford Police Department, Deputy John Schmitt of the Washington County Sheriff's Department and Robert Backes of the Germantown Police Department. There will be presentations of memorial wreaths in memory of each law enforcement officer.