In the photo: Standing: Lt. Billy Vazquez, Commissioners Mary Lou Hoover, Lissette Carey and Jimmy Weekley, Chief Sean Brandenburg, Mayor Teri Johnston, Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman, Capt. Jason Castillo, Commissioners Clayton Lopez and Billy Wardlow, and Chief’s Executive Assistant Floyd Jenkins. Kneeling: Officer Ivan Golovanov, Sgt. Joe Stockton, Sgt. Karl Malsheimer, K9 Officer Matthew Hansell, and Communications Supervisor Jack Burns.
May 4, 2022 - Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission, during this week’s meeting, proclaimed May 19th as Police Officers’ Memorial Day and the week of May 15th as Key West Police Week.
“As a City we rely on law enforcement officers to keep our neighborhoods safe, enforce our laws, and respond in times of crisis,” reads the proclamation. “These men and women sustain peace and order in our community. They routinely put their lives on the line to defend ours, and the price of bravery may result in injury, disability, or death.”
During this week, the nation honors the extraordinary service and sacrifice by law enforcement officers and memorializes those fallen heroes whose selfless acts have left behind safer streets and stronger communities.
On Friday, May 19th the community will have the opportunity to pay tribute to those brave men and women who have fallen in the line of duty. The annual Law Enforcement Day Memorial Service begins at 5 p.m. at Bayview Park in Key West.
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