Illinois Police Officers Memorial Committee
Inc. 1986
Honoring Law Enforcement Officers Who Have Given Their Lives in the Performance of Their Duty

The Memorial Ceremony is always held on the first Thursday in May. The 2016 Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 5th.

Law enforcement participating in the motorcade begin lining up at the Fairgrounds at 6:30 am.

An interfaith church service will be at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,at 9:30 am.

The Ceremony at the Memorial site begins at At 11:00.

An application will soon be posted on our website for any departments wishing to participate in the honor guard.


Deputy Sheriff Craig Whisenand
Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office
EOW 8-10-2015

Deputy Sheriff Dwight Maness
McHenry County Sheriff’s Department
EOW 9-14-2015


Officer William Feeley
Chicago Police Department
EOW 7-31-1894

Officer Bartholomew Cavanaugh
Chicago Police Department
EOW 12-15-1898

Officer Austin Fitch
Chicago Police Department
EOW 11-24-1914

Constable Earl Dixon
Mounds Police Department
EOW 8-11-1935

Sergeant Thomas Reed
Paris Police Department
EOW 8-14-1938

Deputy Lamont Reid
St. Clair Count Sheriff’s Department
EOW 3-26-2010