Event To Honor Two Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

May 1, 2013

Two central Kentucky law enforcement officers who were killed on the job will be honored next week at a ceremony in Richmond.

Being honored on Tuesday are officer Mark Taulbee of Hodgenville police and Deputy Anthony Rakes of the Marion County Sheriff's department. Taulbee was killed in a vehicle pursuit in September, Rakes was shot to death during a traffic stop in November.

The occasion is the state Department of Criminal Justice Training annual law enforcement memorial ceremony. It takes place at 11:00 am eastern time Tuesday, May 7,  at the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial on Eastern Kentucky University's campus.

Six Kentucky officers killed in the line of duty between 1884 and 1950 will also be honored. Their names were recently added to the national memorial.