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TPD Hosts Annual Law Enforcement Memorial

By: TPD; Lanetra Bennett Email
By: TPD; Lanetra Bennett Email

By: Lanetra Bennett
May 13, 2014

Tallahassee, FL - TPD held its annual law enforcement memorial at police headquarters Tuesday morning.

Officers and family members held a moment of silence, and the police chief laid down the memorial wreath.

Five law enforcement officers with the department have died in the line of duty between 1981 and 2009.

Joe West, the son-in-law of one of the officers honored (SGT Warren Gay), says, "It's very important, I think, to the families to know they're not forgotten by the people of Tallahassee or the police department."

KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY

Warren T. Gay
Reserve Sergeant
Tallahassee P.D.
End of Watch: 06/8/1981

Ruby Rouden
School Crossing Guard
Tallahassee P.D.
End of Watch: 11/2/1990

Ernest Kearns Ponce DeLeon
Police Officer
Tallahassee P.D.
End of Watch:
07/08/1988

Daniel Dale Green
Sergeant
Tallahassee P.D.
End of Watch:
11/13/2002

KILLED BY A CRIMINAL ACT

Michael P. Saunders
Police Officer
Tallahassee P.D.
End of Watch:
12/12/2009


News Release: TPD

On Tuesday May 13, 2014, the Tallahassee Police Department will host its annual Law Enforcement Memorial at the police building located at 234 East Seventh Avenue.

In order to decrease distractions caused by passing traffic, Seventh Avenue between Thomasville Road and North Monroe Street will be closed at 8:57am.

Uniformed officers and parking technicians will reroute motorists around this event.

The event is slated to begin promptly at 9:00am and should last 30-45 minutes.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation with this temporary road closure.


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