Washington County Law Enforcement Memorial Service 05-18-17
Photos by John Ehlke
Dolores Bomrad of the town of Erin keeps her hand over her heart as she holds a plastic candle for the vigil portion of the Washington County Law Enforcement Memorial Service Thursday evenign at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk. Germantown police Officer Robert Backes, Washington County Sheriff's Deputy John Schmitt and Hartford police Marshal Leonard George Frederich Scherger were honored Thursday after all being killed in the line of duty. A wreath is placed down by a member of the Washington County Sheriff's Department in memory of Dep. John Schmitt during the Washington County Law Enforcement Memorial Service Thursday evenign at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk. Germantown police Officer Robert Backes, Schmitt and Hartford police Marshal Leonard George Frederich Scherger were honored Thursday after all being killed in the line of duty. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Zeigler speaks during the Washington County Law Enforcement Memorial Service Thursday evenign at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk. Germantown police Officer Robert Backes, Washington County Sheriff's Deputy John Schmitt and Hartford police Marshal Leonard George Frederich Scherger were honored Thursday after all being killed in the line of duty. Washington County Sheriff's Cap. Martin Schulteis stand with other members of the sheriff's color guard during the Washington County Law Enforcement Memorial Service Thursday evenign at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk. Germantown police Officer Robert Backes, Washington County Sheriff's Deputy John Schmitt and Hartford police Marshal Leonard George Frederich Scherger were honored Thursday after all being killed in the line of duty. Chief of Police for the West Bend Police Department Kenneth Meuler speaks during the Washington County Law Enforcement Memorial Service Thursday evenign at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk. Germantown police Officer Robert Backes, Washington County Sheriff's Deputy John Schmitt and Hartford police Marshal Leonard George Frederich Scherger were honored Thursday after all being killed in the line of duty. <br/><br/> Officer for the Fond du Lac Police Department Ryan Williams smiles during the Washington County Law Enforcement Memorial Service Thursday evenign at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk. Williams was shot twice while responding to a call in 2011. Germantown police Officer Robert Backes, Washington County Sheriff's Deputy John Schmitt and Hartford police Marshal Leonard George Frederich Scherger were honored Thursday after all being killed in the line of duty. Deputy Sheriff with the Washington County Sheriff's Department Justin Jilling marches with other members of the color guard during the Washington County Law Enforcement Memorial Service Thursday evenign at the Washington County Fair Park and Conference Center in the town of Polk. Germantown police Officer Robert Backes, Washington County Sheriff's Deputy John Schmitt and Hartford police Marshal Leonard George Frederich Scherger were honored Thursday after all being killed in the line of duty.
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