Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Dozens Gather to Honor the Fallen Lawmen of Mendocino County

A formally dressed California Highway Patrol officer places a bouquet of yellow roses in honor of fallen law enforcement [All photos by Matt LaFever]

Yesterday afternoon, members of local law enforcement, elected officials, tribal leaders, and Mendocino County residents gathered to honor those who have lost their lives protecting the citizens of Mendocino County.

The dedication ceremony centered around the installation of a granite memorial for Fallen Peace Officers. Bouquets of yellow roses were laid, bagpipes were played, and respect was paid to those lawmen who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Speakers included Sheriff Matt Kendall and former sheriffs Tom Allman and Jim Tuso.

Here are some of our favorite photos from the ceremony:

Sheriff Matt Kendall addresses the crowd

A member of CAL FIRE’s Honor Guard plays “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes

The center panel of the Fallen Officers Memorial

Former Sheriff Jim Tuso speaks of the men who lost their lives when he was at the helm of the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office

Officers in formal attire salute the memorial

Former Sheriff Tom Allman stands aside Former Sheriff Jim Tuso and addresses the attendees

Lawmen stand at attention at the conclusion of the ceremony

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Matt LaFever
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I have been an Emerald Triangle resident since 2006 and this is year ten in Mendocino County. Please, email me at matthewplafever@gmail.com if you know a story that needs to be told.

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