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Dedication of headstone for Chief James Mitchell
Friday, May 12 at 9 AM – 10 AM
Historic Greenwood Cemetery,
Highlands Street S & 11th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL
As many people know from reading the stories posted on the anniversary of an officers death, Chief James Mitchell was the first officer killed in the line of duty on Dec 25th, 1905. It was also a little known fact that Chief Mitchell was buried in an unmarked grave in the Greenwood Cemetery at 11 Av S and 9 St S. Heroes of St Pete Police knew this was something that had to be taken care, and a headstone will be placed on the grave site of Chief Mitchell on May 12th, 2017 at 0900 hours. There will be a small dedication ceremony that is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. Greenwood Cemetery entrance is located at Highlands Street South & 11th Ave South in Roser Park Neighborhood.
THE 5th ANNUAL HEROES 5K/10K MEMORIAL RUN TOOK PLACE FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017
Proceeds benefit the Heroes of the St. Pete Police whose mission is to honor St. Petersburg Police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty and to provide financial support to assist officers and their families during a crisis or tragedy.
Shadowbox presented to Bill Edwards for his generous donation to the 2016 race.
The St. Petersburg Police Department’s Annual Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The event will commence at 7:45 p.m. at the Heroes of St. Petersburg Police Law Enforcement Memorial at Demens Landing Park in downtown St. Petersburg. The park entrance is located at 1st Avenue South and Bayshore Drive Southeast.
The service will commemorate police officers, past and present, who by their faithful and loyal devotion have rendered a dedicated service to their community. The engraved ceremonial bell, which is kept at the police station during the year, will be brought to the site and rung once for each fallen officer as their name is read. The solid brass 24-pound bell is engraved with “St. Petersburg Police – Fortis Heroes,” and its clear tone will ring out in remembrance in the beautiful waterfront park.
Although this service commemorates the fifteen fallen officers of the St. Petersburg Police Department, it also honors all officers that have lost their lives, or have become disabled in the performance of their duties.
Please join us on May 17th as we remember our fallen officers and share our respect and reverence for the dedication of all law enforcement officers.
Chief Anthony Holloway
St. Petersburg Police Department
Our first HEROES 5K/10K Memorial Run was Friday, April 1, 2016
We netted in excess of $20k when over 600 participants met at Demens Landing in St. Petersburg, FL on Friday, April 1 to show support for the Heroes of the St. Petersburg Police by Walking, 10K, 1 Mile, 1K, 5K and Beginner Levels! Mayor Kriseman and Chief Holloway were honorary Co-Chairs for the event.
The mission of the Heroes of the St. Pete Police, Inc. is to honor St. Petersburg Police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty and to provide financial support to assist officers and their families during a crisis or tragedy.
There have been 15 officers down in the line of duty from the St. Pete Police force. We are working to honor them with a monument to show appreciation to the officers’ dedication and the establishment of a fund to support officers and their families.
This week two checks were issued to the Family of Officer Ryan Clark to help cover the services for Officer Clark which are scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Jaidyn Letcher is Detective Letcher’s grandson. Detective John Letcher died two years ago.
Officer Michael Cordiviola, who was recently shot in the leg by a suspect, is the sole financial support for his wife and three children. Although he is being paid from the police department while he recovers, he is not able to work any off duty assignments and has experienced a significant loss of income. He is expected to be out of work for 3 months during his rehabilitation and will receive continued support over that period.