TOPEKA – (April 27, 2020) – The 38th Annual Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony is canceled due to the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Kansas Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Advisory Committee has announced.
The advisory committee notified the attorney general and the governor of the cancellation of the event, which was scheduled to take place on May 21-22, in letters sent last week. No Kansas law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty in 2019, so no contemporaneous names were scheduled to be added to the memorial this year. Historical officers being considered for addition to the memorial will be deferred to a future year’s ceremony.
The Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial was dedicated in 1987 and is located in the northeast quadrant of Capitol Square of the state capitol grounds. The 10-member advisory committee is authorized by statute and is made up of:
- A representative of the Kansas Peace Officers Association
- A representative of the Kansas Chiefs of Police
- A representative of the Kansas Fraternal Order of Police
- A representative of the Kansas State Troopers Association
- A representative of the Kansas Sheriffs' Association
- The director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation
- The superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol
- The attorney general, or the attorney general's designee
- The secretary of the Kansas Historical Society, or the secretary's designee
- The secretary of the Kansas Department of Corrections, or the secretary's designee
More information about the memorial is available at www.kansaslawenforcementmemorial.com.