F.O.P. Honors Fallen Officers At Memorial In Lexington

F.O.P. Honors Fallen Officers At Memorial In Lexington

The Fraternal Order of Police Bluegrass Lodge #4 in Lexington on Thursday honored 120 Law Enforcement Officers who died in the line of duty in the United States in 2012, including three in Kentucky.
The Fraternal Order of Police Bluegrass Lodge #4 in Lexington honored the 120 Law Enforcement Officers who died in the United States in 2012, including three in Kentucky, during a ceremony Thursday evening in downtown Lexington.

All of the names were read during a memorial ceremony in Phoenix Park.

The 120 deaths in the line of duty was the fewest losses since 1958, according to F.O.P. Bluegrass Lodge #4 President, Mike Sweeney.

The three Kentuckians killed last year were:
  • Officer Mark Taulbee, Hodgenville
  • Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes, Marion County
  • Chief Herbert Proffitt (Ret.), Tompkinsville

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