Fallen Officer Memorial held in New Bern

Unveiling of law enforcement monument (Image 1)

The New Bern Police Department and Craven County Sheriff’s Department is honoring law enforcement.

A ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 21 at 9 a.m. in front of the New Bern Police Department to honor fallen law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

At the memorial, officers will unveil the law enforcement monument. The monument was recently moved from Broad Street, to the New Bern Police Department.

Special guests include surviving family members of fallen officers  and members of several law enforcement agencies from across the state.

The guest speaker for the memorial is Ron Matthews, President of North Carolina Concerns of Police Survivors (NC-COPS) and the father of a law enforcement officer who was killed in the line of duty.

“These police officers and sheriff’s deputies gave so much to our community and really asked very little of it in return,” said New Bern Chief of Police Toussaint E. Summers, Jr. “This event gives us a way to honor them; to honor their families for the sacrifices they made so that their loved ones could serve and protect; and honors the law enforcement community for continuing the work to keep us safe.”

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