Originally published May 14, 2012 at 03:21p.m., updated May 14, 2012 at 03:57p.m.
LITTLE ROCK Officials with the Little Rock Police Department announced on Monday afternoon plans for a program that will honor officers killed in the line of duty.
LRPD representatives of the Fraternal Order of Police met with the media Monday at Oakland Fraternal Cemetery — at what they believe to be the grave site of the first LRPD officer killed in the line of duty — to announce the plans to mark the graves of all 23 known officers killed while serving.
The first fallen officer, William L. Copeland, was killed after a brawl with a prison inmate on Dec. 30, 1885.
The sites will be marked with the American flag as well as a flag honoring their service and death. That, along with two bronze badges, will be placed on all grave sites.
Officials said that of the 23 known officers killed in action, eight graves are still trying to be found.
Read more about this story in tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.