The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office will host the 27th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
The Service will be held at 6:00 p.m., at Faith Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Rd., Sarasota. Sheriff Tom Knight encourages the public to attend.
In addition to the Sheriff’s Office, participating agencies include the Sarasota Police Department, Venice Police Department, North Port Police Department, Longboat Key Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners, the State Attorney’s Office and the Sarasota County Fire Department.
The service recognizes the men and women who serve and protect this community, and honors the following Florida law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2011:
Ofc. Rogerio Morales, Davie Police Department; Det. Amanda Haworth, Miami-Dade Police Department; Det. Roger Castillo, Miami-Dade Police Department; Sgt. Thomas Baitinger, St. Petersburg Police Department, Ofc. Jeffrey Yaslowitz, St. Petersburg Police Department; Col. Gregory Malloy, Florida Department of Corrections; Capt. John McDonough, II, Volusia County Beach Patrol; Sgt. Adam Rosenthal, Delray Beach Police Department; Ofc. David Crawford, St. Petersburg Police Department; Dep. John Mecklenburg, Hernando County Sheriff’s Office; Ofc. Arnulfo Crispin, Lakeland Police Department and Dep. Matthew Miller, Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.