August 1, 2021

Sheriff Henry Attends Peace Officers Memorial Service

National Police Week was recognized as May 12 through May 17, 2012. The Thirty-First Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, May 15 in Washington, D.C.

As you may remember, Heard County Deputy Willie Amos Cammon was tragically killed in the line of duty on March 03, 2011 in a vehicle crash. Deputy Cammon’s name was revealed on the Memorial Wall in Washington this week.

Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry, Deputy Johnathon Nelms and Agent Justin Jenkins attended this year’s Memorial Service along with members of Deputy Cammon’s family.

There were several conferences and events planned this week in Washington for the surviving family members of the fallen law enforcement officers.

“It was an honor to be able to attend such a large event as this memorial service. It was such a tragic and devastating event when we lost Deputy Cammon last year. There are times when it is still very emotional for our department. I know what emotions and troubling times all these families and law enforcement agencies are going through. A loss this great is never forgotten. It was breathtaking to see the concern and comfort that the surviving family members had for each other. Complete strangers were silently comforting one another. They could just look at each other and see the flood of emotions each was experiencing at the moment. It was an experience I will never forget and will always treasure” ~ Sheriff Ross Henry.

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