The Fallen Officers Memorial will be at Centennial Park on Thursday, May 17 at 6 p.m.
In case of inclement weather the ceremony will move inside Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.
Cary police Chief Anthony “Tony” Goodwin will be the guest speaker, Roanoke Rapids Chief Chuck Hasty said.
Goodwin, he said in a statement, “has a special connection to the Roanoke Rapids Police Department” as Clifton Massey, one of the city’s officers who died in the line of duty was his great uncle.
Hasty said the fallen officers will be honored through prayer and reading of scripture during the observance, which also commemorates National Law Enforcement Week.
“They gave the ultimate sacrifice by protecting their community,” Hasty said this afternoon. “We don’t need to forget the sacrifices they made to their community.”
- Daniel Daniel
- Floyd Floyd
- Gillikin Gillikin
- Goodwin Goodwin
- Hawkins Hawkins
- Massey Massey
- Moore Moore
- Vaughan Vaughan
- Worley Worley
The fallen Roanoke Rapids officers are Sergeant Calvin Edward Daniel; Massey and Willard Vaughan.
In addition the ceremony will honor five officers of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office — Deputy Sheriff William Goodwin; Deputy Sheriff Lofton Floyd; Deputy Sheriff William Pope; Deputy Sheriff James Perry Sr., and Deputy Sheriff Charlie Hawkins.