CORDELE, GA (WALB) - National Police Week continued across the country Friday, and Crisp County joined in to remember six law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty over the past 110 years.
The Crisp County Sheriff's Office hosted a law enforcement memorial at Pinecrest Baptist Church in Cordele. Active officers honored three Cordele police officers, Chief W.H. Forrest, Sgt. C.H. Watson and Sgt. W.R. Haralson, and three Georgia State Patrol troopers, J. Young, J.F. Bass, Jr. and J.K. Stewart.
Current troopers, deputies and officers laid a rose for each.
CCSO public information officer Haley Little said they want people to recognize the impact left by line of duty deaths.
"We truly want the community to feel that these individuals are being honored with the utmost respect possible and for as long as we continue on, we're going to continue to honor them," Little explained.
Republican Rep. Buddy Harden of Cordele also read a proclamation, stating that Friday, May 18, was Peace Officers Memorial Day in Crisp County. Law enforcement in Crisp County put this event on every year.