(WICHITA, Kan.) — A ceremony honoring Sedgwick County law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty is scheduled for noon Friday in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
Each year during the second week of May law enforcement agencies across America remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep the peace in their communities.
Since 1871, 29 law enforcement officers in Sedgwick County have fallen in the line of duty.
Specifically, 19 Wichita Police officers, eight Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputies and one officer each from Derby and Clearwater have given their lives protecting the area citizens.
The first law enforcement officer in Sedgwick County to fall in the line of duty was Sheriff’s Deputy Carlos B. King.