Eight members of the law enforcement community lost in the line of duty have been honored at the annual Police Memorial Ceremony in Springfield. Secretary of State Jesse White addressed the crowd of police from around the state.
State Treasurer Michael Frerichs wishes the ceremony would be somewhat obsolete.
Six officers lost in the line of duty in the past year were honored as well as two railroad detectives from the early 20th Century.
(((For those who want to add names of local police
Officer Raymond Murrell Bloomingdale Police Department E.O.W. 01-19-2017
Trooper Ryan Albin Illinois State Police E.O.W. 06-28-2017
Officer Bernard Domagala Chicago Police Department E.O.W. 09-05-2017
Correctional Officer Kevin Brewer Will County Sheriff’s Office E.O.W. 10-14-2017
Officer Andre Van Vegten Chicago Police Department E.O.W. 11-02-2017
Officer Jaimie Cox Rockford Police Department E.O.W. 11-05-2017
Chief Cyrus Van Sickle Illinois Central RR E.O.W. 02-11-1916
Officer William Burke New York Central RR- Chicago E.O.W. 08-29-1929))))