The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office will host the 28th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The event is held each year during National Police Week, which is May 12-18, 2013.
The memorial 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 2012:
Det. David White, Clay County Sheriff’s Office; Dep. Barbara Pill, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office; Sgt. Ruben Thomas, Florida Department of Corrections; Ofc. Bruce St. Laurent, Jupiter Police Department and Dep. Christopher Schaub, Broward County Sheriff’s Office.