Press Release

 

Countywide - Ventura County Peace Officers Memorial Event
5/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

 

Nature of Incident:

Ventura County Peace Officers Memorial Event

Location:

Ventura County Government Center ' 800 S.Victoria Ave., Ventura

Date & Time:

Thursday May 22nd, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.

Unit(s) Responsible:

Sheriff's Administration

Narrative:

The Peace Officers Association of Ventura Couty (POAVC) will be presenting the 2014 Peace Officer's Memorial event at the Ventura County Government Center.  The public is invited to attend.  The event will start at 10:00 a.m. at the Peace Officer's monument located near the west government center entrance on Victoria Avenue.

 

Family members of Ventura County fallen peace officers will be in attendance, as well as representatives from all county area law enforcement agencies.

 

This year's guest speaker will be Oxnard Police Department Assistant Chief Scott Whitney.  Assistant Chief Whitney was the husband of Ventura County Sheriff's Senior Deputy Lisa Whitney who was killed in the line of duty August 12, 1998.

 

The event will honor all Ventura County law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty.  A ceremonial procession will begin the event.  The event will also include the reading of the names of each fallen peace officer, a 21-gun salute by the Sheriff's Honor Guard, the symbolic riderless horse, and a helicopter formation fly-over.

 

A video message on this year's event by Sheriff Dean can be viewed at www.tinyurl.com/VCPOM2014.  For more information on the POAVC, visit www.poavc.org. 

 

Prepared by:

Captain Don Aguilar

 

Media Release Date:

May 20, 2014

 

Follow-Up Contact:

Captain Don Aguilar (805) 797-7349

Sergeant Eric Buschow (805) 947-8129

 

Approved by:

Captain Ross Bonfiglio

 

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