SHARP COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - The Sharp County courthouse held their 26th Annual Police Officer Memorial Monday.
Law enforcement agencies from around Sharp County and surrounding counties attended the event.
Sergeant Jeff Richardson with the Cave City Police Department died in 1993.
His father, Jake Richardson, has attended every memorial held in Sharp County in honor of his son.
"He was a grand champion and a good man, but we miss our children," said Richardson.
Director of the Arkansas State Crime Lab Kermit Channel was this year’s guest speaker.
So far in 2019, 41 officers have lost their lives in the United States.