Next week is National Law Enforcement Week. Several different activities have been planned for May 15-21 to recognize those from Cache County who have lost their lives in the line of duty and also to recognize those currently working throughout the year to keep our communities safe.
Cache County Sheriffs Lieutenant Mike Petersen says his organization has something planned every day during Law Enforcement Week.
“On the first day we’re going to hold a flag ceremony in conjunction with all the law enforcement agencies in the valley,” Lt. Petersen says. “This year that’s going to be held at the Logan City offices. Our deputies will go up and our honor guard will participate in that flag ceremony. That will be Monday morning at 8 a.m.”
Lt. Petersen says it will be a special program, albeit a brief one, that anyone can attend.
“The public is invited to that. Anybody is welcome to be a part of that,” he continues. “It won’t be a very long ceremony but it’s nice to start your day off with a flag raising ceremony and feel the patriotism of that.”
Lt. Petersen says Tuesday through Friday the Sheriff’s office will have a short ceremony at 9 a.m. recognizing those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. They are Alma Sorenson, James Merrill, Charles Dickey and Von Williamson.
He says a highlight of the week comes Tuesday night when an awards and recognition banquet is held in honor not only of those who gave their lives but also the accomplishments of those now serving their communities.