Public invited to honor fallen law enforcement officers
A memorial service will be held Friday, May 15 at the Police Hall of Fame in Titusville to honor officers killed in the line of duty during 2014.
In 1962, John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 of each year to be known nationally as Peace Officer Memorial Day.
The names of all of the Brevard County fallen officers who died in the line of duty during the past 50 years will also be read and remembered. The service is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend to honor the officers and their families.
For more information, call 321-264-0911.
Brevard County Fallen Officers
Trooper Halley C. Strickland, FL Highway Patrol 1/8/1954
Lieutenant Roy D. Blake, Cocoa Police Dept. 7/9/1954
Lieutenant Amos Cox, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office 8/4/1965
Trooper Joseph N. Sawtell, Jr., FL Highway Patrol 8/5/1966
Officer Jack H. Schnell, Titusville Police Dept. 12/31/1982
Officer George Hanchey, Kennedy Space Center 2/7/1986
Officer Joseph S. Pellicano, Melbourne Police Dept. 10/17/1986
Officer Ronald M. Grogan, Palm Bay Police Dept. 4/23/1987
Officer Gerald D. Johnson, Palm Bay Police Dept. 4/23/1987
Deputy Robert Nicol, Jr., Brevard County Sheriff’s Office 9/30/1987
Officer Stephen F. House, Titusville Police Dept. 2/15/1989
Officer Charles B. Autry, Cocoa Beach Police Dept. 9/5/1990
Officer Philip J. Flagg, Satellite Beach Police Dept. 5/31/1992
Sergeant Ernest E. Hartman, Satellite Beach Police Dept. 5/31/1992
Deputy Raymond E. Warner, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office 6/13/1996
Investigator Lucille Ross, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office 10/8/2004
Deputy Barbara A. Pill, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office 3/6/2012