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Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony Honors Fallen Correctional Officers

May 9, 2015

Credit: Alexandria Sheriff’s Office/Twitter @AlexVASheriff

The COG Corrections Chiefs Committee sponsored the 24th Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony on May 9 in honor of fallen corrections officers at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in the District of Columbia. The ceremony included a tribute to Carolyn Cross (1949-2014), who was Deputy Director of the District of Columbia Department of Corrections.

COG Board Chairman William Euille, Mayor of the City of Alexandria, provided welcoming remarks on behalf of the Council of Governments, and Charles E Samuels, Jr., Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons served as a guest speaker.  

The event concluded National Correctional Employees Week, May 2-9. Immediately following the ceremony, honor guard teams from jurisdictions in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia met in the annual honor guard competition, and the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard won top honors.

For photos of the event from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, click here.

The event received coverage from several local media outlets. Click here for an NBC4 story.

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