Department of Public Safety to Host 16th Annual Police Memorial

Police Memorial
The 16th annual Police Memorial ceremony will be held on the North Campus Quad of Ferris State University Tuesday, May 7 at 9 a.m.

Ferris State University is set to host the annual Police Memorial on Tuesday, May 7, beginning at 9 a.m., outside the University Center building in the North Campus Quad on the Big Rapids campus. 

Department of Public Safety director Bruce Borkovich said this is the first Police Memorial held during the academic year in his experience, and those who regularly attend should note the change of venue.

“It is good to have the opportunity to share this experience with our students, though it occurs during Finals Week,” Borkovich said. “If weather conditions are not favorable for the Police Memorial, it will be held in the University Center Ballroom.”

This year's program includes the playing of Taps, the Big Rapids Middle School Choir singing the Irish Blessing, placement of the wreath, the local Honor Guard procession, and a keynote speech.

The Police Memorial is free and open to the public, with an opportunity to meet with officers following the event. The university community is encouraged to attend this event and may park in Lots 1 and 13, located east of the University Center. A campus map is available here.

Anyone with a disability that needs special accommodations to attend this event should contact Dylan Tantalo at (231) 591-5000 or by emailing the DPS Dispatch Office at least 72 hours in advance.