Peace Officer’s Memorial Day service in Jacksonville today

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – A service remembering public safety workers who’ve lost their lives is being held Wednesday morning in an Eastern Carolina town.

Today, in Jacksonville there will be a public ceremony for the Peace Officer’s Memorial Day observance.

This day remembers those police officers who gave their lives in the line of duty in Jacksonville and Onslow County, as well as officers and public safety personnel who have lost their lives in the past year.

The observance will be held at the Jacksonville Public Safety Remembrance Garden at 10 a.m. Officials say attendees can expect an honor guard, ceremonial music, gun salute, laying of the ceremonial wreath, and remarks from Mayor Sammy Philips.

The garden is behind the Center for Public Safety at Court Street and Chaney Avenue.

The observance is open to the public. WITN is told parking is available at the public lots on both sides of Court Street.