Wreaths placed at QA’S County Fallen He­roes Memo­rial

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QUEEN­STOWN — On Wed­nes­day morn­ing, Dec. 19, Lt. Earl John­ston and 1st Sgt. Mor­ris “Sonny” Jones of the Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Of­fice placed wreaths on the Queen Anne’s County Fallen He­roes Memo­rial.

Among those hon­ored are Sher­iff’s Dfc. Ja­son Sch­wenz and Cen­tre­ville Po­lice Of­fi­cer Michael Nick­er­son. Both were trag­i­cally gunned down in Cen­tre­ville after re­spond­ing to a noise com­plaint on Feb­ru­ary 13, 2001.

In 2003, the Fra­ter­nal Or­der of Po­lice, Lodge 108, in con­junc­tion with the Queen Anne’s County gov­ern­ment ded­i­cated the Fallen He­roes Memo­rial Park, on Route 18, in Queen­stown. The memo­rial was built to honor po­lice and fire­fight­ers who died in the line of duty.

“We thank and re­mem­ber ev­ery fallen hero that has made the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice for all of us. These fallen he­roes will never be for­got­ten for their ser­vice,” said Sher­iff Gary Hof­mann.

PHO­TOS BY LAU­REN MOSES

Lt. Earl John­ston, left, and 1st Sgt. Mor­ris “Sonny” Jones lay wreaths at the Fallen He­roes Memo­rial.

A wreath dec­o­rates Dfc. Ja­son Sch­wenz’s memo­rial.

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