The Ultimate Sacrifice

Police Pay Tribute To Area’s Fallen Officers

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Posted: May 16, 2014

The U.S. and Virginia flags are raised to half-staff during the beginning of a ceremony to honor fallen police officers, which took place in front of the Public Safety Building in downtown Harrisonburg on Thursday morning. The event was part of National Police Week. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Those in attendance at Thursday’s ceremony to recognize area officers who died in the line of duty observe the raising of the U.S. and Virginia flags and the playing of taps.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst speaks during Thursday’s ceremony to honor fallen police officers in front of the Public Safety Building in Harrisonburg.

HARRISONBURG — As an investigator in Missouri in 2005, Harrisonburg Police Chief Stephen Monticelli received a phone call he’ll never forget. He was assigned a case no investigator wants to handle...



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