PLEASE NOTE: This event has already occurred.
West Side Park
On Friday, May 17, at 11:15 a.m., the annual Champaign Police Memorial Ceremony will be held at West Side Park (400 W University Ave, Champaign) to honor law enforcement officers from around the world who have died in the line of duty. They will pay a special tribute to Champaign Police Officers Thomas Dodsworth (end of watch July 6, 1913) and Robert Tatman (end of watch November 25, 1967) who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving the Champaign community.
Speaking will be Champaign Chief of Police Anthony Cobb; the invocation will be given by Champaign Police Officer Russell Beck; and the proclamation reading will be given by Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen.
Guests are welcome to join Champaign officials after the service as they form a motorcade to the Champaign County Courthouse for the county-wide memorial, starting at noon.