Public Encouraged To Honor Fallen Peace Officers At Annual Ceremony

Shasta County’s Annual Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony is set for Thursday on the front steps of the courthouse. There are sixteen members of Shasta County law enforcement who have died in the line of duty since 1885. The last fallen officer in the county was Deputy Ken Perrigo, murdered in 1991 by two men he was transporting to jail from Burney for public intoxication. They were caught in Fall River Mills after an intense manhunt. In 2012 a bridge in Burney was dedicated to Deputy Perrigo. Also that year the Highway 44 bridge over Bear Creek was dedicated to Deputy Dennis “Skip” Sullivan, who crashed and died while en route to an emergency call in Inwood in 1987. In 2014 the North Market Street Bridge was named for Redding Police Officer Owen “Ted” Lyon, who was killed in 1967 by a domestic violence suspect on Gilbert Street. The public is encouraged to attend Thursday’s ceremony at Noon on the courthouse steps. District Attorney Stephanie Bridgett will be the keynote speaker.

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