Day of Remembrance Honors Fallen Police Officers

Image via Kevin Tustin Media News Group

Dozens of police officers who died in the line of duty were honored May 8, with some recognized more than 100 years after their end of watch, writes Kevin Tustin for the Daily Times.

Over 100 uniformed officers, survivors and county officials paid their respects at the Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial at Rose Tree Park for the 22nd annual Day of Remembrance Ceremony.

The 43 men and women honored died between 1902 and 2013. They come from community police departments, Park Police, Delaware State Police, Upper Chichester Police Department and the Lancaster City Police Department.

“Today we stand together to remember and honor those brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our community,” said county council Chairman John McBlain.

Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland choked up recalling her memories of Chester City Police Cpl. Michael Beverly, who died in October 2001 when she was an assistant district attorney.

Retired Springfield Police Lt. Bill Clark is investigating the death of Chester Police Officer James McDade who died in 1903, 18 years after he was shot during a burglary.

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