Pres. John F. Kennedy first signed into law a declaration making May 15 National Law Enforcement Day. It is set aside each year as a day for the public to remember the sacrifices made by currently serving or retired law enforcement officers and pay tribute to those who gave their lives in the line of duty.
Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel said this day has special significance in Morrison County, due to having lost Sheriff John Stack and Chief Deputy Andrew Herlitz in October 1965.
“Both Sheriff Stack and Chief Deputy Herlitz died protecting all of us, and it is incumbent upon us to remember the sacrifice made by them and their families,” said Wetzel. “Please take a moment on this important day to remember and reflect upon the men and women who have sworn to serve and protect the citizens of Morrison County.”