Peace Officers Memorial set for Wednesday in Merced

The annual ceremony honoring local fallen peace officers is scheduled Wednesday in Merced.

The Merced County Sheriff’s Department will host the 2014 Peace Officers Memorial at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the courtyard of the Merced County Administration Building, 2222 M St. in Merced.

Christine McFadden will be the event’s keynote speaker, the Sheriff’s Department said, with music by Gwen Amey.

Sen. Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, is expected to speak at the ceremony, the Sheriff’s Department said.

There will be a reception following the formal ceremony.

For more information, contact Deputy Delray Shelton at (209) 385-7608, ext. 4091, or dshelton@co.merced.ca.us.