Newton County ceremony honors fallen officers

NEOSHO, Mo. – Area law enforcement agencies gathered Tuesday night to honor their brothers and sisters lost in the line of duty.

A special service was held at the courthouse lawn in Neosho, Missouri. The service was conducted by the Newton County Sheriff’s Office chaplains.

I know the families of fallen officers appreciate it, as well across the United States,” said Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings. “They need to be remembered, because most have given their life to the line of duty, and it means a lot to them I’m sure, as well as their families and those of us remaining.”

All Newton County police departments and city officials were invited to the ceremony.