The annual memorial service honoring law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty will be held at noon Friday in downtown Wichita.
The service will be held in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. The ceremony will include the placing of a wreath at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the southwest corner of Central and Main.
A total of 29 law enforcement officers in Sedgwick County have died in the line of duty since 1871. That includes 19 Wichita police officers, eight Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputies, and one officer each in Derby and Clearwater.
The first officer killed was Deputy Carlos King, who died on Sept. 23, 1871. The most recent officer who died in the line of duty was Deputy Brian Etheridge, who was shot to death on Sept. 28, 2009.