Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy honor fallen officers during the 27th annual state memorial service.
Jonathan Russell "Russ" Long of the Akron Police Department was honored this year. He died in 2013 as a result of injuries sustained from a 1991 car accident.
Remarks by: - Mary Davis - Executive Director, Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - Bill Erfurth - Executive Producer of the documentaries "Heroes Behind the Badge" and "Heroes Behind the Badge: Sacrifice & Survival"; Former Lieutenant, Miami-Dade Police Department, Miami, Florida - Vernon Stanforth, Fayette County Sherriff & Chairperson, Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission - Attorney General Mike DeWine
Vocal Performances by: - Grove City High School Chorale - Officer Regina Dudley, Columbus Division of Police - Deputy Superintendent Steven Raubenolt, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation
Featuring: - Firing Battery Salute - Honor Guard - Riderless Horse - Honor Roll Call - Sounding of Taps - Pipes and Drums
Three historical inductions were also added this year, after their departments discovered through research that they had made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities many years ago: - Charles Miller, Salem Police Department - 1908 - Rea C. Horlocker, Delaware County Sherriff's Office - 1924 - James F. Elliot, Columbiana County Sherriff's Office - 1930 - Edward D. Piller, Salem Police Department - 1936 - Joseph Rigney, Rome Township Police Department - 1952