Officer Memorial Page

 

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

 

A picture of the memorial to Patrolman Jerry Ivey located in the park that bears his name.

IN MEMORY OF
JERRY R. IVEY
AGE 27 YEARS
PATROLMAN – SALINA POLICE DEPARTMENT
KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY
JUNE 13, 1975

AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, MY FUNDAMENTAL DUTY IS TO SERVE MANKIND TO SAFEGUARD LIVES AND PROPERTY; TO PROTECT THE INNOCENT AGAINST DECEPTION, THE WEAK AGAINST OPPRESSION OR INTIMIDATION, AND THE PEACEFUL AGAINST VIOLENCE OR DISORDER; AND TO RESPECT THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF ALL MEN TO LIBERTY, EQUALITY AND JUSTICE.

I RECOGNIZE THE BADGE OF MY OFFICE AS A SYMBOL OF PUBLIC FAITH, AND I ACCEPT IT AS A PUBLIC TRUST TO BE HELD SO LONG AS I AM TRUE TO THE ETHICS OF THE POLICE SERVICE. I WILL CONSTANTLY STRIVE TO ACHIEVE THESE OBJECTIVES AND IDEALS, DEDICATING MYSELF BEFORE GOD TO MY CHOSEN PROFESSION…LAW ENFORCEMENT.

 

FROM THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CODE OF ETHICS

 

 

Patrolman Jerry Ivey

June 13, 1975

Patrolman Ivey was shot and killed by a suspect armed with a Browning high-powered 9-mm semi-automatic pistol after he attempted to stop a car used in a robbery moments earlier. The suspect sprayed Patrolman Ivey with mace and the two exchanged gunfire. As Patrolman Ivey reached for his shotgun he was shot in the back. The suspect was later apprehended.

Sheriff Fred Bell

September 17, 1952

Sheriff Bell suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling to subdue a prisoner. Sheriff Bell and the Undersheriff were escorting the prisoner, one on either side, to the Saline County District Courtroom to face a trial for murdering his wife. While being walked to the courtroom the man threw back his elbows, striking both men in the face. Sheriff Bell suffered the heart attack during the attack.  Sheriff Bell had been with the agency for four years.

Patrolman Olney E. Eaton

May 31, 1942

Patrolman Eaton was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing a street after talking with two other officers.

 

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Patrolman Tom Carson

November 29, 1920

Patrolman Carson was shot and killed while on night patrol by a man he was evicting from a Union Pacific train. The suspect was apprehended later in the evening by Union Pacific police as he attempted to board a freight train.

Patrolman John Stonebraker

February 11, 1917

Patrolman Stonebraker were shot and killed as he and Police Chief responded to a public disturbance. As they entered a room in the home the suspect opened fire, killing Patrolman Stonebraker and wounding the Chief.

 

Links

The Officer Down Memorial

The Officer Down Memorial - Kansas Page

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund

Kansas Highway Patrol

Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation