Special Ceremony Held for Fallen Officer

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Published on May 1 2012 10:53 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

A ceremony is scheduled today in Louisville in memory of a law enforcement officer who died in the line of duty.

George R. Tolliver was Marshal for the Village of Louisville.  Tolliver was killed while investigating a break-in at North Clay High School in Louisville on Sunday, October 19, 1969.  A monument will be dedicated at the school in Tolliver's memory during today's ceremony.

Students will have the opportunity to view a display of George Tolliver memorabilia made available by Tolliver's son, Rick, and the Village of Louisville.  The 1:30pm ceremony will feature an honor guard from the Louisville American Legion Post, a procession including law enforcement officers and members of the Tolliver family, the National Anthem, and a moment of silence for fallen officers, emergency officials, and military personnel. 

Speakers will include Monte VanDyke, who originated the idea for the ceremony, and Clay County Sheriff Jim Sulsberger.

The ceremony will conclude near the west end of the high school library for the dedication of the monument and Taps.