Those killed on duty honored at Madera ceremony
Nearly 170 peace officers in the country were killed in the line of duty last year, and about that many local law enforcement officials and Madera County residents showed up at Courthouse Park on Wednesday to honor them.
Chowchilla Police Chief Jay Varney hosted the county’s fifth annual memorial ceremony, where he read the names of 10 California officers who were killed last year.
Madera and Chowchilla police officers, local California Highway Patrol officers and Madera County Sheriff’s deputies placed red roses on vacant chairs representing each of the fallen peace officers.
Madera Police Chief Michael Kime said many of the nation’s fallen officers had died from gun shot wounds, some of them while responding to domestic violence calls or doing simple civil services like serving papers...