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Monday, May 16, 2016

2016 Law Enforcement Memorial Day Observed in Franklin

2016 Law Enforcement Memorial Day

Bobby Coggins
Publisher and Editor
MaconMedia.com
May 16, 2016

FRANKLIN
- This past Friday, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #81 of Macon and Jackson Counties hosted a ceremony observing Law Enforcement Memorial Day to remember those law enforcement officers who fell in the line of duty in 2015.

Mike Anderson, Deputy Director North Carolina Center for Safer Schools, was the guest speaker.

The officers remembered by the ceremony were:

Fallen North Carolina Police Officers 2015


February 19, 2015
K-9 Mako
Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office


May 21, 2015
Inspector Robert J. Bowling

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles & Theft Bureau



FOP Lodge #81 also remembers the following officers from Western North Carolina


October 3, 2001
Master Trooper Calvin E. Taylor
North Carolina Highway Patrol


May 31, 2003
Senior Trooper Anthony G. Cogdill
North Carolina Highway Patrol


June 17, 2008
Trooper David Shawn Blanton Jr.
North Carolina Highway Patrol


June 28, 2008
Deputy Sheriff Robert “Bob” Killian
Macon County Sheriff’s Office


October 29, 2013
Senior Police Officer Robert A. Bingaman
Asheville Police Department



Video and a photo essay of the ceremony follow.

Click on the images to see them at a larger size, then you may navigate through them using the right and left arrow on your keyboard.


Guest Speaker Mike Anderson

2016 Law Enforcement Memorial Day




2016 Law Enforcement Memorial Day




Panoramic Shot of Crowd


Veteran


Press Photographers



Colors and Piper



Piper



Wreath Detail



Crowd and Cruisers



Cruisers



Wreath Detail



Honor Guard



Salute



Bell Detail



Wreath

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