Time: 1 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
As part of the national Peace Officers’ Memorial Week, the Paducah Police Department honored its four fallen officers today, placing flags and wreaths on their graves at two local cemeteries, and unveiling footstones identifying them as PPD officers who died in the line of duty.
The four officers are as follows:
Members of the police department’s Honor Guard, other officers and members of the public gathered at 1 p.m. today at Mount Kenton Cemetery, where Officer Romain is buried. The police department was honored to have Mary Katherine Sanders and Laura Lambert, Officer Romain’s great-nieces, in attendance to uncover the footstone on his grave.
The group then travelled to Oak Grove Cemetery, where officers Smith, Phelps and Poore are buried, for brief ceremonies there.
Det. Matt Scheer, a member of the PPD Honor Guard, and Jerry Beyer of Wilbert Vault Co. have been working for about a year on the footstones. The department offers its sincere thanks to Wilbert Vault for its generous assistance with this project.