Cranston Police will honor fallen law enforcement officers at a memorial ceremony

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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The Cranston Police Department will honor fallen officers at the annual Police Memorial Ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m. outside Cranston Police Headquarters.

Wednesday’s honors are one of many commemorative events taking place across the country during the long tradition of National Law Enforcement Memorial Week, May 2022. Communities across the United States will hold May 11 events to May 17 to honor and remember those law enforcement officers from across the United States who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Cranston Police Chief Col. Michael J. Winquist will deliver the keynote address, along with remarks from Mayor Kenneth Hopkins. Additionally, the Cranston Police Honor Guard will lead the ceremonial honors.


“Each year, we continue to come together to honor the heroic officers of the Cranston Police Department and across the country who have made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the officers who continue to serve despite the inherent risks associated with the profession,” Winquist said. “These officers will never be forgotten and our prayers go out to their families, friends and officers in their respective police departments.”

This special memorial ceremony is open to all members of the public.

Refreshments will be served after the event.

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