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Tom Sterneman, a chaplain with the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, will speak at a law enforcement memorial program scheduled for May 7 in Elk River.

A law enforcement memorial program will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, May 7, at the Sherburne County Government Center, outside Door A. The government center is located at 13880 Business Center Drive, Elk River.

Tom Sterneman, a chaplain with the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, will speak and the Honor Guard will be present.

The public is welcome. If the weather is bad, county officials are not sure they are going to be able to allow the public inside for any gathering, given COVID-19 restrictions.

President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the first national Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 15, 1962, and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week to pay special recognition to law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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