WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) paid tribute to two Boone County law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty and were inducted into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., this week.
“The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is a living monument to the ultimate sacrifice paid by those who are sworn to serve and protect. As long as the families and friends of those names enshrined on the Memorial live, the fallen will be not only remembered, but honored,” said Rahall in his remarks recognizing the local law enforcement officials in the House of Representatives and included in the Congressional Record. “I am so pleased Deputy Sheriff Browning and Constable Ferrell, at long last, have received the recognition and honor they deserve. We owe Sheriff Rodney Miller and the families of the fallen a debt of gratitude for their good work on behalf of having these two deserving public servants recognized.”
The names of Jesse Browning and Cecil Ferrell were added to the Nation’s memorial to the more than 19,000 law enforcement men and women who have given their lives in the line of duty. Theirs were among the names of 163 officers who lost their lives in 2011, in addition to 199 officers who died in previous years.