BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A memorial service is scheduled to be held in Hollidaysburg to honor law enforcement officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
The service was organized by the Blair County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation and is being held at the memorial site in front of the Blair County Courthouse on June 23 at 6 p.m.
The service is held annually and is a way to show support for those who lost their lives serving the community and the commonwealth, according to the foundation. This year’s ceremony will have a special dedication to Blair County Corrections Officer Rhonda Russell who lost her life in the line of duty in November 2021.
“We want to make sure that her family, co-workers and her friends, everybody just to let them know she’s not forgotten,” Blair County Sheriff Jim Ott said. “We’re going to make sure we remember her and we’ll have her name placed on that wall that we get to recognize her, along with all the rest of those who have fallen or have served in Blair County all these years.”
Anyone is welcome to attend the fallen officer memorial service.