Watauga County Law Enforcement Fallen Officer’s Memorial Unveiled

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The Watauga County Law Enforcement Fallen Officer’s Memorial was officially unveiled on Saturday night with members of the community, local dignitaries, law enforcement and family members of the fallen officers all present.

The memorial, located at the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, list the names of six officers that passed away while in the line of duty or actively serving.

Those officers are: Hill Hagaman (Boone Police Department – End Of Watch October 10,1933)

William Greene (Blowing Rock Police Department – End Of Watch January 18,1963)

Robert “Bob” Kennedy (Boone Police Department – End Of Watch July 17,2002)

William Mast Jr (Watauga County Sheriff’s Office – End Of Watch July 26,2012)

John Knapp (Boone Police Department – End Of Watch March 4,1999)

Pat Baker (Watauga County Sheriff’s Office – End Of Watch November 28,2010)

Audio of the Ceremony:
Welcome – Chairman Nathan Miller, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx; National Anthem – WR Winkler III & First Baptist Church Choir; Opening Invocation – Pastor Michael Greene; Memorial Unveiling & Dedication – Sheriff Len Hagaman & Pastor Bud Russell; Roll Call – Pastor Seth Norris; Remarks from – Sheriff Len Hagaman, Boone Police Chief Dana Crawford, Blowing Rock Chief Anthony Jones, Boone Mayor Andy Ball, Blowing Rock Commissioner Doug Matheson.

Photos: Kenneth Reece

Watauga County Commissioner Chairman Nathan Miller delivers opening remarks
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Congresswoman Virginia Foxx delivers remarks
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Watauga County Color Guard
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Pastor Seth Norris delivers the Roll Call

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Family of Hill Hagaman (Boone Police Department – End Of Watch October 10,1933) places a rose on the Memorial Wreath

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Family of William Greene (Blowing Rock Police Department – End Of Watch January 18,1963) places a rose on the Memorial Wreath

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Family of Robert “Bob” Kennedy (Boone Police Department – End Of Watch July 17,2002) places a rose on the Memorial Wreath

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Family of William Mast Jr (Watauga County Sheriff’s Office – End Of Watch July 26,2012) places a rose on the Memorial Wreath

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Family of John Knapp (Boone Police Department – End Of Watch March 4,1999) places a rose on the Memorial Wreath

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Family of Pat Baker (Watauga County Sheriff’s Office – End Of Watch November 28,2010) places a rose on the Memorial Wreath

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