May 8, 2013
Sergeant Morton Ford's name will be unveiled on the wall of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial during Police Week ceremonies May 13-18. Ford died June 18, 2011 from health complications related to a gunshot wound suffered in the line of duty.
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Ceremony pays tribute to fallen officers.
Dozens of active duty and retired law enforcement personnel joined Chief of Police Earl Cook and Sheriff Dana Lawhorne as they placed a wreath at the Police Memorial in Waterfront Park May 6 to pay tribute to Alexandria police officers and sheriff's deputies who have died in the line of duty. Cook read each of the 16 names inscribed on the memorial, dating back to Constable Elijah Chenault, who was the first reported officer killed in the city in 1823, and ending with Corporal Charles W. Hill, who was slain in March of 1988.