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Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day Observance
Area law enforcement officials gathered Monday at the Safekeepers Shrine in Prospect Hill Cemetery for the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day observance.
Dedicated in 2015, the Safekeepers Shrine honors the service and sacrifice of York County's first-responders.
Five fallen York County officers were remembered during the service:
Patrolman Curtis D. Sowers, North York Borough Police Department, End of Watch: May 21, 1929
Private Dean N. Zeigler, Pennsylvania Motor Police, End of Watch: Oct. 17, 1942
Police Officer Henry C. Schaad, York City Police Department, End of Watch: Aug. 1, 1969
Deputy Sheriff Edward E. "Skip" Schroeder Jr., York County Sheriff's Office, End of Watch: Jan. 10, 2005
Police Officer David D. Tome, Northern York County Regional Police Department, End of Watch: Oct. 21, 2008.
Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day was proclaimed by President Kennedy in 1962 and kicks-off National Police Week.
The annual observance was proclaimed by President John F. Kennedy as Peace Officers Memorial Day in 1962 and kicks off National Police Week.