officers killed in the line of duty were honored on Wednesday at the Northern
Kentucky Police Memorial.
remembered 37 local officers who put their job before everything else to keep
the public safe. FOX19's very own Stephanie Woods was there to read off those
even recognized the first officer to be honored on one of the newest additions
to the memorial. Nickolas Bodkin was killed while responding to a disturbance
at a bar in 1902.
family, including his great grandson Steve Bodkin, were in attendance.
even though his great grandfather was killed over a century ago, it still hits
forget the day to day things they do are wonderful but when they put their
lives on the line to protect us we got to stop and remember them," said
United States Attorney Anthony Bracke was the keynote speaker at the ceremony,
and he says too many law enforcement agencies don't get enough credit for their
"No one ever
calls police just to say 'hey things are great, just want you to know, it's
quiet around here'. They don't get a thumbs up. They don't get a pat on the
back. That's why events like this are so important," explained Bracke.
It was a
bittersweet night for Bonnie Jansen and her husband. Her son Anthony made his
career in law enforcement, but was shot and killed almost 30 years ago.
proud. I'm proud of each one of my children, but I'm also proud of the other
young men out there," said Jansen.
has followed in his father's footsteps and is currently a member of the
Covington Police Department.
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Police Memorial Golf Outing - Friday, Sept 6 at Eagle Creek County Club.
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