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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
May 16, 2016

- 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


Press Photographers

Colors and Piper


Wreath Detail

Crowd and Cruisers


Wreath Detail

Honor Guard


Bell Detail