National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Week

Written by Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell

Iredell County Sheriff Office Deputy’s.
Photo Credit: Stacy Campbell

This week, our office has observed National Police Week. Each year, during National Police Week, our nation celebrates the contributions of law enforcement from around the country, recognizing their hard work, dedication, loyalty, and commitment to keeping our communities safe. It is also a time to pause, and remember those who have paid the ultimate price during their career. Today, I had the honor to attend the annual wreath laying ceremony held at Oakwood Cemetery to memorialize 3 fallen officers of the Iredell County Sheriffs Office.

Iredell County Sheriff Office Deputy’s. Photo Credit: Stacy Campbell

Deputy Sheriff John H. Miller End of Watch June 30, 1917.

Deputy Sheriff Robert Cloaninger EOW August 3, 1919.

Iredell County Sheriff Office Deputy’s.
Photo Credit: Stacy Campbell

Sheriff Godfrey Click Kimball EOW August 17, 1934.

Iredell County Sheriff Office Deputy’s.
Photo Credit: Stacy Campbell

May we always remember, honor and memorialize the sacrifices of these 3 men who were killed while serving our beloved county. Additionally, may we each pause and remember those across our state, and nation who have given their lives in the line of duty. Rest Easy brothers and sisters, we will hold the line from here.

Iredell County Sheriff Office Deputy’s.
Photo Credit: Stacy Campbell
Iredell County Sheriff Office Deputy’s.
Photo Credit: Stacy Campbell

Author: Heather Gessler