Jessica Turek Peacock, whose father, Blair Township Police Patrolman Ronald J. Turek, was shot and killed March 27, 1985,http://barbourdublin.nu/ continues to volunteer with Blair County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation to raise money for local scholarships and to maintain the memorial.”As a family member of a fallen officer, it is just amazing every year to see how many people still come out to honor the officers who are working now,” Peacock said. “But also, I always get a story I never heard of how wonderful of a man my dad was. It’s just nice that people still remember and still honor.”
Duncansville Police Chief Jim Ott said the memorial service is a sobering reminder of what could happen.barbourdublin Over the years, the ceremony, one filled with prayer, music and remembrance, has helped form strong bonds between the area’s law enforcement and the families of fallen officers.
“This is all because we want to make sure we take the time to honor each and every officer that has fallen. Because they’ve earned that,” Ott said.Ott said barbour bedale arnotts’>barbour arnotts while the pay isn’t always great, and there are times when officers don’t seem appreciated, it’s important that the law enforcement community get together and pay tribute to the men and women who wear the badge and put themselves in harm’s way for their neighbors.