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Officer Memorial Page

Officer Memorial Page

Sadly, campus public safety officers, like municipal police officers, are killed in the line of duty far too often. In fact, since 1923, 45 campus safety officers have paid the ultimate sacrifice while carrying out their duties. The names of these heroes are inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. IACLEA honors them here.

IACLEA honors fallen campus public safety officers each year with the Officer Memorial Award, given to a representative of the fallen officer’s department during the Awards Ceremony at the Annual Meeting and Exhibition.

In March 2017, the IACLEA Board of Directors held a special ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to honor the then 43 brave men and women. On a cold, rainy morning, we read the roll call of names and honored their service. Please watch the powerful video or view the slideshow.

The Officer Memorial honors the memory of a campus officer or employee of a campus public safety, police, or security department who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his/her college/university/campus. Learn more about nominating an officer here.

2017 Honorees

  Officer Jody Smith

Sergeant Colin Rose
Wayne State University

Officer Jody Smith
Georgia Southwestern
State University

Past Honorees:

2016 - Officer Garrett Swasey, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

2015 - Officer Marc U. Kelley, Trinity University

2013 - Officer Sean A. Collier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2012 - Officer Deriek Crouse, Virginia Tech

2008 - Officer Thomas Devlin, Boston College




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