Memorial ceremony to be held Thursday to honor fallen Ohio officers

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Law enforcement officers from across the state will be coming to London today to honor all the peace officers who have been killed in the line of duty in Ohio. 

Starting at about 10am, Thursday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, members of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and law enforcement officers will be traveling to the Peace Officer Training Academy in London, Ohio to honor the memory of the 791 officers killed in the line of duty since 1823. 

The event is scheduled to start at about 10am, with a motorcade departing from the Fraternal Order of Police Ohio State Lodge, and proceed to the ceremony, which is set to start at 11am. 

During the ceremony, Attorney General DeWine will honor four Ohio peace officers who died in the line of duty in 2017: Officer David J. Fahey Jr., Cleveland Division of Police, January 24, 2017; Chief Steven “Eric” DiSario, Kirkersville Police Department, May 12, 2017; Patrolman Marvin “Scott” Moyer, Lancaster Police Department, May 26, 2017; and Officer Justin A. Leo, Girard Police Department, October 21, 2017.

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