Charleston Police Memorial

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About the Memorial

The Charleston Police Memorial is dedicated to officers who have made the supreme sacrifice and lost their lives in the line of duty. Charleston Police heroes are remembered each May 15 on National Peace Officers' Memorial Day.

These officers are also honored at a ceremony at the National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Charleston Police Memorial is located at Brittlebank Park in Charleston. The park can be found on Lockwood Boulevard across from the Charleston Police Department Headquarters Building.

Honored Officers

Officers who have lost their lives serving and protecting: 

  • John Harlow End of Watch (EOW): December 22, 1879
  • John J. Bean EOW: April 21, 1899
  • James J. Duffy EOW: July 16, 1916
  • William Raymond EOW: September 9, 1919
  • Julian C. Bunch EOW: May 1, 1932
  • Snyder Lee Risher EOW: May 6, 1932
  • Lawrence M. Strock EOW: October 10, 1932
  • Purse A. Wansley EOW: July 14, 1936
  • Walter L. Miller EOW: July 14, 1940
  • William H. Wilson EOW: December 8, 1942
  • Keith Ellsworth EOW: October 6, 1944
  • Junius P. Lewis EOW: December 6, 1951
  • Lawrence B. Aytes EOW: June 17, 1955
  • James F. Tindal EOW: June 17, 1955
  • Jessie C. Benton EOW: June 17, 1955
  • Joseph Vega EOW: October 12, 1955
  • Wesley J. Smith EOW: December 16, 1975
  • Charles A. Snider EOW: March 2, 1979
  • Perrin R. Love II EOW: May 21, 1999
  • Dennis LaPage EOW: January 19, 2002
  • Roger Myers EOW: April 5, 2004

Learn more by visiting the Officer Down Memorial website.

Honor Guard

National Law Enforcement Memorial
(National Law Enforcement Memorial, Washington, DC)