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Law enforcement officers killed in line of duty to be honored Friday

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 8:06 p.m.

Sedgwick County law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty will be honored at noon Friday in downtown Wichita.

The ceremony will be held in the council chambers of City Hall, 455 N. Main, according to a news release from the Wichita Police Department. At about 12:30 p.m., police chiefs from Derby and Clearwater will place a wreath outside of the Law Enforcement Memorial, located on the southwest corner of Central and Main.

Twenty-nine Sedgwick County law enforcement officers have been killed while on duty since 1871, according to the news release; the first was deputy Carlos B. King, who died Sept. 23, 1871, and the most-recent was deputy Brian Etheridge, who was shot and killed on Sept. 28, 2009.

Six other sheriff’s deputies, 19 Wichita police officers, one officer from Clearwater and one from Derby also will be honored Friday.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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