Annual memorial for law enforcement officers set for Friday, May 14

The 13th Annual Rapides Parish Law Enforcement Memorial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 14, on the front steps of the Rapides Parish Courthouse.

The annual ceremony honors law enforcement officers from Rapides Parish, or who have a close connection with the parish, who have been killed in the line of duty.

This year’s memorial will honor 25 men from 10 different agencies. The ceremony will include “Taps,” a 21-gun salute, roll call of fallen officers, the bell toll and a flag presentation.

Family and friends of the fallen officers, along with the public, is encouraged to attend the free ceremony.