WASHINGTON, D.C. (WMC) - Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton's name will be forever etched into a wall to honor his service and sacrifice in the line of duty. Officer Bolton was shot and killed last August after making a traffic stop. Tremaine Wilbourn faces first-degree murder charges in the case.
His name and the names of 251 other U.S. law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty will be painstakingly engraved into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, a wall which stands on the National Mall.
John Wayne Delaschmit, a Covington officer who died of a heart attack during a training exercise in November of 1991, will also be honored during a vigil next month in Washington, D.C. The names will be engraved and formally dedicated at the 28th annual Candlelight Vigil held on the National Mall on May 13th.
According to its website, "the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC contains the names of more than 20,000 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history."