Service Part of National Police Week
The Newport News Police Department is hosting a memorial service today to remember the eleven police officers who lost their lives while protecting and serving the City of Newport News. The service is also to honor those who serve our community today.
Taking place at 7 p.m. at The Mariners’ Museum, 100 Museum Drive, the event is free and open to the public.
Police Chief Richard Myers will have brief remarks and Councilwoman Dr. Patricia Woodbury will deliver the Proclamation. Mrs. Michelle Dermyer, wife of fallen Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer, is the keynote speaker for the event. Other participants in the service include the Warwick High School Vocal Ensemble, the Newport News Police Honor Guard and Rifle Team, the Newport News Police Pipes and Drums, Newport News Police Sergeant Jeremiah Hairston and a bugler from the U.S. Army TRADOC Band.
During the service, a rose is presented in memory of each fallen officer. This year, the roses will be presented by Newport News Police Recruits, retired and sworn Newport News Police officers, and members of the fallen officer’s families who will be accompanied by members of the Department’s Honor Guard.