El Dorado, MD, May 22, 2009 – On this beautiful Friday, as the long Memorial Day Weekend got underway, the law enforcement community gathered to honor police officers who died in the line of duty while working on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. These “fallen heroes” were remembered during a ceremony at the Eastern Shore Police Association camp outside El Dorado, MD. (Dorchester County). Under an expansive blue sky relatives, colleagues and friends watched as the memorial wall honoring their sacrifices was unveiled during a solemn ceremony. Carved into the stone are the names of 33-officers.
The color guard from the Cecil County Sheriff’s office was on hand for the ceremony and two officers from the county are chiseled into the wall. A prisoner shot Sheriff J. Myron Miller at the jail on North Street in Elkton on March 30, 1912. Trooper First Class Joseph T. Lanzi died in an automobile accident on Oct.28, 1995.