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2023 Fallen Officers Memorial Ceremony

A solemn duty to remember

Eight Ohio law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty during the past several years were honored on May 4 at the 35th Ohio Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony.

Attorney General Dave Yost, members of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and law enforcement officers from throughout the state remembered these heroes – and the men and women who fell before them – at the ceremony, held at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA).

The Ohio Fallen Officers Memorial Wall, on the grounds of OPOTA, bears the names of the 829 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 4 were: