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Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony


 
 
 
     
The Wilmington Police Department hosted an area-wide Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony Wednesday morning, May 8, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Police Headquarters.

The solemn ceremony is held annually in memory of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. This year’s ceremony featured the unveiling of a newly inscribed name on the Wilmington Area Law Enforcement Memorial.

Officer Thomas DeVane V was memorialized 147 years after his death in August 1865. Officer DeVane, recently back from serving in the Civil War, was fatally shot while walking home from his duty post on the night of August 2, 1865. The identity of his killer remains a mystery after all these years. Chief Ralph Evangelous related more historical details and acknowledged those who worked relentlessly to gain the proper recognition for Officer DeVane.

Law enforcement agencies invited to participate in Wednesday’s ceremony included the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Wrightsville Beach Police Department, Carolina Beach Police Department and Kure Beach Police Department. 
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