JENNIFER CLONTZ/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD
“Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
On Wednesday, May 17 the Greenville Police Department held its Police Memorial at Lurleen B. Wallace’s community center located on the Greenville By-Pass. Many members from the Greenville PD and Butler County Sheriff’s Department were in attendance, including many of the police officers family members and other citizens of the community. Overall attendance at the event was around 200 people.
The fourth grade class from Fort Dale was also in attendance performing two musical numbers in the Memorial including a number titled “The Magic Song of Peace.”
Both Chief Justin Luvvorn and Sheriff Kenny Harden spoke about members of their Departments who had been killed or died in the line of Duty. The GPD has lost four members in the line of duty since the late 1800s and so has the Sheriff’s Department.
Alabama’s 48th Attorney General, Steve Marshall was in attendance and spoke about the importance of police presence and also took the time to address the younger members of the audience about the importance of respecting and obeying law enforcement officers.
At the event Officer Womack received the Officer of the Year award for his diligent efforts to make Greenville a better place for every citizen. Sergeant Gray received the Gary Heath Education award for his work at Greenville Middle School.
Ms. Mary Hannah Miller performed a closing act and then Assistant Chief Bargainer closed with a prayer. Chief Luvvorn repeatedly thanked Power South for their involvement with the memorial program and all that the company does for our area.