Flags were flown at half-mast last Tuesday, May 15, in honor of police officers who served to keep the peace, including those who died in the line of duty.
Tuesday was Peace Officers’ Memorial Day nationwide, and the week of May 13-19 is National National Police Week.
Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes noted the special day and week at the May 14 Sartell City Council meeting. Mayor Joe Perske then read an official proclamation to encourage all people in Sartell to recognize the contributions and sacrifices of police officers throughout the years.
Author: Dennis Dalman
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.