Peace officer memorials held today and tomorrow

Today, the Gillette Police Department hosted the 2016 Wyoming Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony. The memorial was held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. During the ceremony, there was a 21-gun salute in the City Hall parking lot. On Thursday, May 19th at 3 p.m., the Jon Hardy Memorial Ceremony will take place at the corner of Kendrick Avenue and 4th Street. Jon Hardy was a Gillette police officer serving the citizens of Gillette. He was killed in an ambush on December 20th, 1983. Each year we gather to remember Officer Hardy and the ultimate sacrifice he paid in serving the citizens of our community. *photo h/t Geno Palazzari / City of Gillette* #county17 #news