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Ceremony to honor fallen officers set in DeLeon Plaza

May 13, 2014 at 12:13 a.m.


FALLEN OFFICERS

VICTORIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

• Sgt. Timothy Gerard Olsovsky, Oct. 7, 2009Cause: Heart attack

• Sgt. Terry Lee Jaynes, Dec. 29, 1989Cause: Automobile accident

• Deputy Sheriff Richard Kyle Hardesty Jr., June 5, 1975Cause: Car struck by train

• Deputy Sheriff Walter Murray Kibbe, July 24, 1911Cause: Gunfire

VICTORIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

• Det. Sgt. Fernando G. Robles Sr., Sept. 20, 1983Cause: Heart attack

• Deputy City Marshal Louis W. Ahlers, Aug. 8, 1893Cause: Gunfire

• Policeman Silas Benjamin Newcomb, Dec. 18, 1866Cause: Gunfire

Source: ODMP.org

To culminate Peace Officers Memorial Week, local law enforcement agencies will gather Thursday to honor officers who have died in the line of duty.

The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. in DeLeon Plaza and is open to the public.

In 2014, 42 officers have died on duty in the United States, according to data from the Officer Down Memorial Page website. Two of those officers were from Texas.

Detective Charles Dinwiddie from the Killeen Police Department died May 11 from gunfire, and Trinity University officer Marc Uland Kelley from a heart attack March 14.

All officers killed in the line of duty throughout history also will be honored. To date, Victoria County Sheriff's Office has four fallen officers, and Victoria Police Department has three.

"The event honors all officers who have given their lives in service to the public they swore to protect," said Victoria County Sheriff's Office Lt. Thomas Eisman. "All officers appreciate any support shown by the public at any time but especially in remembrance of those officers who gave their lives protecting their communities."

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