Kansas event honors fallen law enforcement officers

Fallen Officers Memorial

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WICHITA, Kansas (AP) – A memorial service took place in Wichita to honor Sedgwick County law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

The ceremony was in City Council chambers at Wichita City Hall.

Twenty-nine law enforcement officers have died on the job in Sedgwick County since 1871. They include 19 Wichita police officers, eight Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputies and one officer each from Derby and Clearwater.

The first was Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos B. King, who died in 1871. The most recent was Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Etheridge, who was ambushed and shot in 2009 while responding to a larceny call.

 

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