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Peace Officers' Memorial Events

Post Date:05/01/2019 4:00 PM

Official Press Release- GCSO
Official Press Release

Max Benbassat | Communications Specialist
(336) 382-6790 | mbenbassat@guilfordcountync.gov

Peace Officers' Memorial Events

It has been said that as long as someone is in our hearts and memories, they are not truly gone.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15th as “Peace Officers Memorial Day” and the week in which that date falls, as “National Police Week.” 

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is recognizing all officers who have died or who have been disabled in the line of duty. Nationwide- to date in 2019, 26 officers have died in the line of duty. Every day, sacrifices are made by men and women in law enforcement.

"At the Guilford County Sheriff's Office we are grateful for the men and women who serve our country in law enforcement capacities.

I pray for the families of all who serve and those who were injured or died in the line of duty, not a day goes by that I don't think about the heroes we have lost. Law enforcement officers run into danger to protect and serve our communities and should be honored every day. These events are open to the public and provide a great opportunity to show appreciation and solidarity"

-Sheriff Danny H. Rogers

EVENTS:

May 2, 2019
Peace Officers’ Memorial Service
Sponsored by the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association
11:00 am
Calvary Church
1665 Pleasant Ridge Road
Greensboro, NC 27409
 
May 16, 2019
 
Guilford County Law Enforcement Memorial Service
10:00 am
Governmental Plaza
Greensboro, NC 27401
 
The following officers were added to the North Carolina “Honor Roll” in 2018:

Alexis Locklear  
End of Watch: March 1, 2018    
Scotland County Sheriff's Office

David Lee'Sean Manning    
End of Watch: March 11, 2018    
Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office

Samuel Newton Bullard  
End of Watch: May 21, 2018    
North Carolina Highway Patrol

Christopher Driver  
End of Watch: June 23, 2018    
Rocky Mount Police Department

Kevin Keith Conner    
End of Watch: October 17, 2018    
North Carolina State Highway Patrol 

Travis Wells    
End of Watch: November 1, 2018    
Dallas Police Department

Benjamin Derek Wallace    
End of Watch: November 2, 2018    
North Carolina State Highway Patrol

Jared William Franks    
End of Watch: November 10, 2018    
Greensboro Police Department

Jason Quick    
End of Watch: December 15, 2018    
Lumberton Police Department

Source: https://www.ncdoj.gov/Peace-Officers-Memorial.aspx

At the Guilford County Sheriff's Office we are committed to honoring those who lost their lives in the line of duty in our agency:

Deputy Sheriff Gregory Lee Hawks
End of Watch: September 2, 1994
Age: 36
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Deputy Hawks was responding to a call of a suspicious person when he lost control of his patrol vehicle in a sharp curve and struck a tree. The collision killed him instantly.

Deputy Hawks was the first deputy killed from this agency in 67 years. He is survived by his daughter and son.

Deputy Sheriff William T Bowman
End of Watch: February 24, 1927
Age: 40
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Deputy Bowman was shot and killed by two suspect while investigating the theft of chickens. Two bags of chickens had been located behind a church in Greene Township and Deputy Bowman was notified. He concealed himself nearby and waited for the suspects to appear.

As he heard them approach he stood up to arrest them when they suddenly opened fire, killing him. Both men were arrested and convicted of his murder.

Deputy Bowman had served with the Guilford County Sheriff's Office for 10 years.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Lee Bain
End of Watch: August 2, 1913
Age: 29
Cause of Death: Gunfire

Deputy Bain, while endeavoring to enforce the law he represented, Deputy Sheriff Robert L. Bain. of the Pomona Mill Village, was shot down in his tracks. The shooting occurred while Officer Bain was attempting to arrest the suspect for his involvement in a small ruckus.

Deputy Bain had served with the Guilford County Sheriff's Office for 60 days.

Guilford County Sheriff’s Office | Office of Sheriff Danny H. Rogers
400 W. Washington Street, Greensboro, NC 27401

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