Items tagged: Police Memorial Ceremony

Champaign Police Invite the Public to Annual Police Week Events

Police Employee Awards, Memorial Ceremony Announced for Week of May 16  The Champaign Police Department invites the public to attend two events this week as we recognize employees for their efforts and honor our fallen officers with reverence. On Wednesday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m., the Champaign Police Employee Awards Ceremony will be held at […]


Champaign Police Unveil Oberheim Memorial Car – Fallen Hero Honored at National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

As we approach the first anniversary of the tragic death of Officer Christopher Oberheim, the Champaign Police Department is proud to announce the completion of a memorial squad car design in his memory. Officer Oberheim’s duty vehicle, Squad 57, has been redesigned to honor the life and legacy of our fallen hero. The memorial design […]


2021 Police Memorial Ceremony

On October 15, 2021 local law enforcement, honored guests, elected officials, and members of the public attended the annual Champaign Police Memorial Ceremony at West Side Park. The ceremony was held to honor law enforcement officers worldwide who have died in the line of duty. Champaign Police honored fallen heroes Thomas Dodsworth, Robert Tatman, and […]


Downtown Temporary Road Closure (State Street and Church Street)

In order to conduct the Police Memorial Ceremony on Friday, October 15, 2021, a portion of two streets near West Side Park will be temporarily closed: • State Street between Hill Street and University Avenue • Church Street between Randolph Street and Prairie Street The closure will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will reopen at […]


Champaign Police Invite the Public to Police Memorial Ceremony

On Friday, October 15 at 9 a.m., the Champaign Police Memorial Ceremony will be held at West Side Park (400 W University Ave, Champaign) to honor law enforcement officers from around the world who have died in the line of duty. We will pay a special tribute to Champaign Police Officers Thomas Dodsworth (end of […]