Residents Invited To Police Memorial Unveiling May 15
Proclaimed by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, May 15 of each year is designated Police Memorial day.
“This day we recognize the officers of our community and nation that have given the ultimate sacrifice in the service to their communities,” said Chief Paul Blackwell. “Five officers have given their lives in the service to our community.”
This is a special ceremony because the department will unveil a memorial for Tullahoma’s fallen officers. This ceremony will recognize the five officers and unveil a monument recognizing their sacrifice. The monument was made possible due to the generous donations from citizens, businesses, and churches that the officers serve.
“Although the day is set aside to honor those that have fallen, we, as members of our community, should also honor those that have and are still serving,” said Chief Blackwell. “Their greatest fear is the unknown, and their goal each day is to return to their families when the tour of duty is over.”
Any questions about this or other police operations may be directed to Chief Paul Blackwell at (931) 455-0530.