Deputy William D. Johnson, Deputy Craig Dodge and Sergeant Franklin Furrer lost their lives while serving as Lancaster County Deputy Sheriffs. Follow the links to read about their stories.
Law Enforcement Memorial
May 15th of every year is Law Enforcement Memorial day across the nation. The
Lancaster County Sheriff's Office commemorates the occasion by honoring officers
and deputies who have fallen in the line of duty. The Sheriff's Office Honor Guard
attends the memorial service which has traditionally been held at the steps of the
Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. Additionally, the Lancaster County Deputy Sheriff's
Association sends representatives to Washington, D.C., each year for police memorial
The Sheriff's Office Honor Guard is made up of deputies who have volunteered to
attend formal functions representing the Office. This includes funerals, memorial services,
and other occasions requested by the Sheriff. Deputies on the Honor Guard wear the
traditional dress uniform.
Concerns Of Police Survivors, Inc. (COPS)
A national organization dedicated to helping police
survivors cope, heal, and begin to rebuild their lives.
National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial
The National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Nebraska Law Enforcement Memorial Committee
An organization which pursues fundraising and the Nebraska State Law Enforcement Memorial located at the NLETC in Grand Island.