Letter to the Editor

Memorial to fallen heroes

"Last Call" will recognize each of the 48 fallen law enforcement officers in Southeast Missouri at the Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony at 10 a.m. May 9 at Cape Bible Chapel in Cape Girardeau.

The Memorial to Fallen Heroes, sponsored by Seniors and Lawmen Together (SALT), honors family members and protects the memory of that one person who meant so much. SALT will honor that one husband, one father, one son, one nephew, one cousin, one friend. 

Last year SALT unveiled, in Cape County Park North, a memorial monument honoring 48 fallen officers with ties to Southeast Missouri. Names of the officers killed in the line of duty are etched on the stone, including their department and date of death. Representatives of SALT raised the money with donations from individuals, family members of fallen officers and organizations. The Memorial to Fallen Heroes will provide family members with the assurance their loved ones are not forgotten.

The public is invited, and encouraged, to attend. Chief Wes Blair, Cape Girardeau Police Department, will be the keynote speaker.

DOUG AUSTIN, Cape Girardeau