Photo/Story Gallery 2004

Annual Police Memorial Service

Florida Law Enforcement Memorial at The CapitolSurviving Family Members March to CapitolThe 22nd Annual Police Memorial Service was held on May 10, 2004 in Tallahassee at the State Capitol. Law enforcement officers from all across the state gathered to honor the memory of their fellow officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Pictured left, Florida Law Enforcement Memorial at The Capitol and right, Surviving Family Members March to Capitol.

Motorcycle officers from throughout Florida, escorting surviving family members of fallen officers, led a march to the Capitol Courtyard. The Florida Highway Patrol’s Troop H Honor Guard along with their counterparts from numerous other state, county, and city law enforcement agencies around Florida participated in the memorial march as did several bag pipe corps.

Philip D. Cameron, President of the Fraternal Order of Police, Florida State Lodge introduced the guest speaker, the Honorable Jeb Bush, Governor of the State of Florida. Also present were various dignitaries and commanders from state, county, and local law enforcement agencies including FHP Director, Colonel Christopher Knight.

Governor Bush praised all law enforcement officers for their service daily to protect the citizens of this state and honored the memory of the seven officers killed in the line of duty during 2003 and one officer killed in 1935.

The solemn service included the releasing of butterflies, a 21 gun salute, Taps, and Amazing Grace played on the bag pipes. The Memorial Service concluded with a benediction and this tribute, “Well served good and faithful peace officer, may you rest in peace”.

FHP Troop H Honor Guard Marching
FHP Troop H Honor Guard Marching

Monument visitors view pictures of Fla. Officers killed in the line of duty during 2003
Monument visitors view pictures of Fla. Officers killed in the line of duty during 2003.

Motorcycle Officers from around the state take part in the March to the Capitol
Motorcycle Officers from around the state take part in the March to the Capitol.

Surviving family members of officers killed in the line of duty take part in the march and ceremony.
Surviving family members of officers killed in the line of duty take part in the march and ceremony.

Bag pipe corps played in the parade/march and during the service.
Bag pipe corps played in the parade/march and during the service.

FHP Troop H Honor Guard marching to the Capitol
FHP Troop H Honor Guard marching to the Capitol .

FHP also represented in the multi-agency color guard
FHP also represented in the multi-agency color guard.

FHP Troop H Honor Guard prepares for memorial ceremony at Capitol Courtyard
FHP Troop H Honor Guard prepares for memorial ceremony at Capitol Courtyard.

Philip D. Cameron, President Fraternal Order of Police, Florida State Lodge welcomes everyone.
Philip D. Cameron, President Fraternal Order of Police, Florida State Lodge welcomes everyone.

Philip D. Cameron, President Fraternal Order of Police, Florida State Lodge introduces guest speaker Gov. Jeb Bush.
Philip D. Cameron, President Fraternal Order of Police, Florida State Lodge introduces guest speaker Gov. Jeb Bush.

Honorable Jeb Bush, Governor State of Florida
Honorable Jeb Bush, Governor State of Florida

Bag Pipes playing Amazing Grace
Bag Pipes play Amazing Grace.

Benediction Prayer Time
Benediction Prayer Time

Troop H Honor Guard (L to R=Tpr. Anthony A. Stone, Tpr, Michael L. Stallworth, Cpl. George W. Bedingfield, Tpr. William B. Lundy, Tpr. Terrance M. Chukes, Tpr. Brandon S. Overstreet)
Troop H Honor Guard (L to R=Tpr. Anthony A. Stone, Tpr, Michael L. Stallworth, Cpl. George W. Bedingfield, Tpr. William B. Lundy, Tpr. Terrance M. Chukes, Tpr. Brandon S. Overstreet)

Troop H Honor Guard w/ Tom Gallagher, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and FHP Col. Christopher Knight
Troop H Honor Guard w/ Tom Gallagher, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and FHP Col. Christopher Knight

Troop H Honor Guard w/ Col. Knight
Troop H Honor Guard w/ Col. Knight

Troop H Honor Guard w/ Exec. Staff and other FHP Members
Troop H Honor Guard w/ Exec. Staff and other FHP Members

Troop H honor Guard w/ LTs. Dora Powell, Lisa Hunter, and Urana Harris
Pictured left, Troop H honor Guard w/ LTs. Dora Powell, Lisa Hunter, and Urana Harris