MEDFORD, Ore. -- About 100 people gathered outside the Jackson County jail Tuesday to honor and remember officers killed in the line of duty.
Officers presented the flags, played taps and Amazing Grace, and read the names of officers gone but not forgotten.
August D. Singler, Jackson County Sheriff, 4/23/1913
Arthur S. Hubbard, Fish & Game Commission Warden, 12/17/1914
Charles H. Basye, Jackson County Sheriff Deputy, 6/12/1917
Samuel Prescott, Ashland Police Department, 1/24/1931
Victor Knott, Ashland Police Department, 11/19/1931
Constable George J. Prescott, Medford Police Department, 3/16/1933
Philip B. Lowd, Oregon State Police, 6/24/1952
Malcus Williams II, Ashland Police Department, 3/2/2018
The following names are of law enforcement officers who were from Jackson County, but died in the line of duty serving other agencies:
Ralph Bates, Oregon State Police, 11/8/1962
Doug Kocina, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, 3/17/1988
Bret Clodfelter, Oregon State Police, 9/30/1992
Jon Cook, San Francisco Police Department, 6/12/2002
Trooper Sergeant Patrick "Scott" Johnson, Division of Alaska State Troopers, 5/1/2014
Trooper Burrell Baucom, July 1, 1933
Captain (SAR) Emmett J. Blackmun, September 24, 1968
Deputy Alice Moran, November 17, 1971
Deputy Glenn Allen, November 17, 1971
Sergeant Marvin K. Brewster, April 21, 1972
Deputy Thomas E. Rice, May 23, 2002
Medford Police Chief Randy Sparacino says it's important to remember the sacrifices officers face every day: from the risk of attack, to the constant stress an increased awareness puts on the body.
Jackson County Sheriff Nathan Sickler opened the ceremony, followed by a posting of the colors. Then, Chaplain Carla Tappero with the Sheriff's office gave the invocation. Medford Police Deputy Chief Scott Clauson read the fallen officer roll call, listing thirteen names.
Margie Moulin, the director of Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon, attended the event. Her husband is a detective, and her daughter is a police officer.
Having those family ties, plus overseeing dispatchers, she has a behind-the-curtain look at what law enforcement offices face every day.
"I think we forget the fact that they're in danger every day and every moment their at work," Moulin said. "I think we take that for granted and I don't want to do that."
Josephine County had it's own ceremony.
The City of Grants Pass posted these photos on Facebook today.
Those that participated in the ceremony read six names of those who were killed in the line of duty.
There will be a ceremoney in Washington D.C. Wednesday to honor the names of those added to the wall this year.
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