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2022 Fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony

A solemn duty to remember

In 2021, Ohio lost five law enforcement officers in the line of duty. On May 5, Attorney General Dave Yost, the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and law enforcement officers from throughout the state honored the sacrifices of these heroes – and the men and women who fell before them – at the 34th Ohio Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony in London.

The Ohio Fallen Officers Memorial Wall, on the grounds of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA), bears the names of the 814 law enforcement officers who have died on the job since 1823. The eternal flame at the center of the memorial symbolizes our commitment to never forget these officers and serves as a poignant reminder of the risks that the men and women behind the badge face every day.

The fallen officers recognized on May 5 were: