Law enforcement officials honor fallen Ohio police officers

LONDON, Ohio (AP) — More than 700 Ohio peace officers who died in the line of duty since 1823 have been honored at a ceremony in western Ohio.

Attorney General Mike DeWine, members of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and law enforcement officers from across the state gathered Thursday in London for the 29th annual Ohio Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony.

Three officers who died last year in the line of duty were among those honored in the ceremony at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in London. They included Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael A. Brandle, Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim and Ohio University Police Officer Nathan Van Oort Sr.

Their names were added to the Ohio Fallen Officers’ Memorial Wall at the academy.


This story has been corrected to show that the ceremony was Thursday, not Friday.

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