It's the middle of National Police Week in the United States, and the public is recognizing law enforcement agencies and the men and women who serve. One local department is planning a memorial to honor two of its fallen officers with a ceremony on Friday.

Wood River Police Chief Brad Wells tells The Big Z details of the event.

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The two killed in Wood River were Chief of Police Samuel Thompson in 1912 and Village Marshal John Phipps in 1916. Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and Federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty. It's sponsored by the National Fraternal Order of Police.

 

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