Members from the community and the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office will come together Thursday at the Peace Officers Memorial to honor fallen officers from all enforcement agencies within Fresno County.
This year, California Highway Patrol Officers Brian Law and Juan Gonzalez will be remembered as the 58th and 59th peace officers honored in the memorial. Both officers were killed in a traffic collision in February of 2014 responding to a traffic collision on Highway 99 near Kingsburg.
The memorial will act as a precursor to the national holiday, Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is held on May 15 and pays tribute to more than 17,000 law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty in the U.S.
The memorial will take place at noon at the Peace Officers Memorial, located in the southwest portion of Courthouse Park.