IACLEA Honors 43 Campus Public Safety Officers Killed in the Line of Duty
IACLEA's Board of Directors honored the 43 campus public safety officers killed in the line of duty from 1923 - 2016 with a wreath-laying ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (NLEOM) in Washington, DC. NLEOM President and CEO Craig Floyd recognized the campus personnel among the 20,000 police officers memorialized on the wall. IACLEA Directors David Bousquet and Mike Ragan read the names of the 43 officers, including the three killed in 2016: Officer Calvin Marcus McCullers, Jr., Southern Methodist University; Sgt. Collin James Rose, Wayne State University; Officer Jody Carl Smith, Georgia Southwestern State University. Representatives Peter King (NY) and Jim McGovern (MA), both co-sponsors of The Sean Collier Act, supported the service by sending staff members to observe. The University of Maryland Police Department Honor Guard presented colors. The ceremony was an inspiring and profound addition to the 2017 Capitol Hill Day events.