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Memorial Marker Unveiling - May 8, 2013

A ceremony was held at the Police Department to unveil Memorial Markers in honor of fallen officers Gordon Stotz and Johnnie Patterson, Jr. Stotz's daughter and the parents of Patterson were on hand for the unveiling. Also, formers Chiefs Waters, Kirkland, Romine and Martin joined in the ceremony.




      Gordon Elmer Stotz was hired as a Police Officer on January 12, 1953. He was
killed in an automobile accident on March 28, 1956 when his police unit left the roadway while in pursuit of
a speeding vehicle that was fleeing to elude apprehension.




Johnnie Patterson, Jr. was hired as a Police Officer on June 24, 1996.
He was shot and killed while in foot pursuit of a suspect that ran from
him after a vehicle traffic stop on March 8, 1997.


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