WCSO Hall of Honor Dedication Ceremony
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. As a part of marking Police Week in Washtenaw County, Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Dedication Ceremony for the newly created “Hall of Honor” to remember and honor Sheriff’s Office personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our community.
The dedication ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013, in the main entrance lobby area of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, 2201 Hogback Road, Ann Arbor. The ceremony will honor the memory of, and families of our four (4) fallen officers, Jerry Russo, Leo Borders, Frank Crampton, and Harold Ewald. The ceremony begins promptly at 5:00 p.m., with a reception immediately following.
The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners have also written a resolution proclaiming the week of May 12th, 2013 through May 18th, 2013 as Police and Corrections Officer Week, and May 15th, 2013 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day in Washtenaw County. The resolution honors the dedication, perseverance and bravery Police and Corrections Officers exemplify each day, in Washtenaw County and throughout the country.