FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
2014 Orange County Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony
Law enforcement officers representing 40 Orange County agencies pay tribute to our fallen officers.
TUSTIN, CA – (May 22, 2014) – Charged with protecting those they serve, police officers put themselves in harm’s way to enforce the law. Unfortunately, some officers pay the ultimate price, laying down their own life in valiant service of others. In honor of these fallen heroes, the Orange County Sheriff’s Advisory Council and the Orange County Chiefs’ of Police and Sheriff’s Association (OCCPSA) each year sponsor the Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony. This year the name of Laguna Beach Officer Jon Coutchie, who died in the line-of-duty in September of 2013, will be added to the wall.
WHAT: Memorial Ceremony at the new Orange County Peace Officers’ Memorial Monument
§ Keynote Speaker: Paul Workman, Chief of Police, Laguna Beach Police Department
§ Peace Officers’ Memorial Honor Guard
§ A caparisoned horse a.k.a. riderless horse
§ Roll call of honor naming each fallen officer on the wall
§ The installation of the 53rd name – Laguna Beach Officer Jon Coutchie
§ Fly over of helicopters in “missing man” formation
§ 3-volley gun salute, buglers and bagpiper
WHEN: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Media check-in at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Orange County Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy
15991 Armstrong Avenue
WHO: Scheduled to be in attendance:
§ Sandra Hutchens, Orange County Sheriff
§ Corey Sainez, President of the Orange County Chiefs’ of Police and Sheriff’s Association and Chief of Buena Park Police Department
§ Shawn Nelson, Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, 4th District
§ Todd Spitzer, Orange County Supervisor, 3rd District
§ Janet Nguyen, Orange County Supervisor, 1st District