SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah Chatham Metro Police hosted a special service to honor the fifty-one officers from Chatham County who have died in the line of duty since 1868.
Local, state, and Federal agencies gathered to pay tribute to the officers who made the ultimate sacrifice for their community. Many families of the fallen officers were in attendance to place a rose at the base of the Police Officer Memorial.
SCMPD hosts this event annually at the Police Officer Memorial Statue on Oglethorpe Ave in observance of Peace Officer Memorial Day.
Peace Officer Memorial Day falls during Police Week, both of which have been in observance since 1961.