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Today’s Idaho Peace Officer Memorial ceremony set for 10 a.m. in Meridian

Idaho’s annual peace officers memorial ceremony will be especially solemn today, after the death last week of Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at the Idaho State Police headquarters in Meridian, 700 S. Stratford Drive. Officers from law enforcement agencies all over Idaho will attend, and retired Coeur d’Alene Police officer Mike Kralicek will be the keynote speaker; Kralicek is the last Coeur d’Alene officer shot in the line of duty, when a fleeing suspect shot him in the face three days after Christmas in 2004. Kralicek suffered serious brain, facial and spinal cord injuries and three weeks in a coma before long months of rehabilitation and physical therapy; he was left with permanent disabilities.

The public is invited to this morning’s ceremony; people are asked to arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. It will include a formal procession of officers, with honor guards from all over the state to open the ceremony. The Borah High School Men’s Varsity Choir and Orchestra will perform, and an officer will place a flower on the memorial as the name of each of Idaho’s fallen officers, including Moore, is read aloud.

Idaho’s peace officer memorial now has the names of 70 officers who’ve died in the line of duty over the state’s history, including three from 1913, 1914 and 1921 whose names were added this year. Moore’s name will be added to the memorial during the 2016 ceremony.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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