Monday, 05 December 2022

Lakeport Police team travels to Washington for peace officer memorials

From left, Chief Kevin Burke, Lt. Brad Rasmussen, Sgt. Mark White of the Montgomery County Maryland Police Department, Det. Norm Taylor and Sgt. Jason Ferguson. Courtesy photo.


LAKEPORT – Lakeport Police personnel participated in annual commemorations for peace officers killed in the line of duty.

On May 12, Chief Kevin Burke, Lt. Brad Rasmussen, Sgt. Jason Ferguson and Det. Norm Taylor traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day ceremonies, Rasmussen reported.

Lakeport Police also sent staff to participate in last year's event.

Rasmussen said the very generous contributions of local businesses including Bruno’s Shop Smart, Kathy Fowler Chevrolet-Pontiac, Perko's Café, Piedmont Lumber and the Lakeport Police Officers Association made the trip possible.

In 2007, 181 federal, state and local Law Enforcement Officers were killed in the line of duty, one of the highest fatality figures in recent history. These officers were honored during the National Peace Officers' Memorial Day services. For further information go to

On Tuesday, May 13, the officers attended the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund’s 20th annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Memorial.

Two days later, on May 15, staff attended the 27th annual Peace Officers’ Memorial Day Services at the West Front of the United States Capitol. During the services Lakeport Police had the distinct honor

of working with the Montgomery County Maryland Police Department in escorting family members of fallen officers.

A proclamation by the president of the United States of America designates May 15, 2008 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and May 11 through May 17, 2008 as Police Week. For further information go to

Additional information related to Peace Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty or the National Police Week Memorial events can be obtained by going to the Officer Down Memorial Page,, Fraternal Order of Police, or Concerns of Police Survivors,


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