Joshua Morrison/News On Thursday, a memorial service was held at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy gymnasium in London, Ohio, for the five Ohio peace officers that died in the line of duty in 2016. Danville Police Department Chief Dan Weckesser salutes during the playing of taps.

 

  • Joshua Morrison/News
  • Joshua Morrison/News On Thursday, a memorial service was held at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy gymnasium in London Ohio for the five Ohio peace officers that died in the line of duty in 2016. Danville Police Officer Aaron Hanson holds the flag that was unveiled in honor of Thomas Cottrell Jr.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
  • Joshua Morrison/News On Thursday, a memorial service was held at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy gymnasium in London, Ohio, for the five Ohio peace officers that died in the line of duty in 2016. Danville Police Department Chief Dan Weckesser salutes during the playing of taps.
  • Joshua Morrison/News
  • Joshua Morrison/News

 

LONDON — Danville Police Officer Thomas Cottrell’s name is chiseled into the Ohio Peace Officer’s Memorial wall. His name is attached to a United States flag at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy that will join hundreds of others displayed annually in May in remembrance of fallen officers.

Yet Cottrell’s life stands taller than either of these physical symbols, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in his remarks at the 30th annual Ohio Peace Officer’s Memorial Ceremony, held Thursday at the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy.

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