Remembering Fallen Officers & Deputies Killed In Line Of Duty

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Since the beginning the year, 45 law enforcement officers across the country have died in the line of duty. Three in our state, including the death of Detective of Allen Pearson from Lenoir County. Thursday, cities in the east remembered the lives of their fallen officers.

In Greenville, eleven officers and deputies have died in the line of duty, the most recent happened in April of 2007, when Officer Jason C. Campbell died in a traffic accident while responding to a call.

Deputies and officers from each department that lost a member of their force, held a red rose that was placed in the memorial wreath.

Thursday's, guest speaker, Brent Herron of the University of North Carolina General Administrator inspired each officer about the rewards of such a dangerous profession.


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  • by Devil Dog Location: Greenville on May 8, 2009 at 09:11 AM
    The start of the "Nanny State". I think the police officers should go on strike. Obama is strong arming California in support of the unions why not the police union. OBAMA will ruin the country in two years! He is all style and no substance.
  • by Anonymous Location: Pitt county on May 8, 2009 at 08:53 AM
    Where are the videos from this ceremony? Channel 7 was there, but it seems that somebody's barn burning down trumps officers being killed. Figures.
  • by Carl Location: OBX on May 8, 2009 at 02:28 AM
    Administration Proposes Significant Cuts to Benefits of Slain Officers The president's proposed budget calls for cutting the Public Safety Officers' Death Benefits Program from $110 million to $60 million. Tells you what Obama thinks of their profession
  • by voter Location: nc on May 7, 2009 at 09:51 PM
    read the adjoining article about obama cutting benefits to survivors. while increasing welfare benefits. good job democrats, the next time you have an emergency maybe you should call a junkie instead of a cop.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,Nc on May 7, 2009 at 09:05 PM
    How can Obama do this to our Thin Blue Line? Whats next the Military? Obama Wants To Slash Benefits For Families Of Slain Officers. Posted: 6:53 PM May 7, 2009 Last Updated: 6:53 PM May 7, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration wants to cut almost in half a benefits program for the families of slain police and safety officers. The president's proposed budget calls for cutting the Public Safety Officers' Death Benefits Program from $110 million to $60 million.
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