JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Four Missouri law enforcement officers were honored at a ceremony Saturday.
Barry County Sheriff’s Office Master Sergeant Deputy Carl T. Cosper and Clinton Police Officer Gary L. Michael, Jr., who died in 2017, had their names added to the Wall of Honor, near the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial, according to a news release from the Department of Public Safety.
Village of Miramiguoa Police Officer Kevin M. Dziejma and Platte County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Edward E. Culver were also honored. Dziejma died during a 2015 traffic stop when he had a heart attack. Culver was shot and killed in 1917.
“Each day, a select, brave few Missourians put on body armor, leave their homes, and risk their lives to protect their fellow citizens and make our streets safer,” Gov. Eric Greitens said at the event, according to the news release. “Today, we honor those who never made it home; those who courageously and selflessly made the ultimate sacrifice in service to others. We will never forget the examples they set or the families they left behind.”
A candlelight vigil was held Friday night.