Law Enforcement To Honor Fallen Comrades
Law enforcement officers from around Wyoming will be in Cheyenne Friday and Saturday to honor those who have died in the line of duty and raise money for a sculpture honoring fallen peace officers.
On Friday at 6 p.m. a ceremony at the state Capitol Building will be held. Among the events planned are a performance by a bagpipe band, a speech by Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen and a reading of the name of every known Wyoming law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty dating back to 1877.
The slain officers will be honored by a gun volley salute, a moment of silence and the playing of taps.
On Saturday morning at 9 a 5k run/walk will be held through downtown Cheyenne. Detective Don Heiduck of the Laramie County Sheriff's Department says last year over 200 people from across the state took part in the Law Enforcement Memorial 5k.
Heiduck says in addition to remembering those who have died in the line of duty with this weekend's events, the long-term goal is to raise money for a bronze sculpture to permanently commemorate fallen police officers.